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Acquaint yourself with some of Western civilisation’s most significant artists and art movements. Guided by our qualified and friendly tutors, discover art history, and with it new layers of beauty and meaning and learn how to look at art anew. Our premises are easily accessible by public transport and we offer the chance to become part of a community of life-long learners.

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The French Rococo: From Charles de La Fosse to Fragonard

Gain an overarching history of French Rococo painting. We will begin with contending debates about the nature of the arts in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which were pivotal in redefining how the visual arts were perceived. This was to prove instrumental for a new Rococo style. A style that will be seen in full bloom in the... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Gain an overarching history of French Rococo painting. We will begin with contending debates about the nature of the arts in the French Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, which were pivotal

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20 Oct
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This class is now being delivered Online only for Spring term.

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The Great Painters of Flemish Art – Van Eyck, the Brueghels, Rubens and Van Dyck

Flemish painting refers to works produced from the 15th to the 17th centuries, in Flanders, now modern-day Belgium. What are the historical influences that makes Flemish art different to Dutch art? This session will explore Flemish artists from Jan van Eyck active in the early 15th century, to the Brueghel family of painters who worked within the... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Flemish painting refers to works produced from the 15th to the 17th centuries, in Flanders, now modern-day Belgium. What are the historical influences that makes Flemish art different to Dutch art?

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05 Nov

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Art and the Saints

The Saints were regarded as pivotal intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds. The locations of their relics were akin to divine portals, spiritually defining the geographic landscape of Christendom. Their lives were regarded as exemplary examples for imitation and thus had a huge influence on the output of Christian art throughout... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>The Saints were regarded as pivotal intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds. The locations of their relics were akin to divine portals, spiritually defining the geographic

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17 Nov
$65 Limited

<p>The Saints were regarded as pivotal intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds. The locations of their relics were akin to divine portals, spiritually defining the geographic

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17 Nov

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The Masterpieces that Napoleon Stole – Where Are They Now?

Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art that Napoleon stole as war booty in during his campaigns. In 1798, art recently looted from Italy was flaunted in the streets of Paris. Where is that... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Napoloeon died on 5 May 1821, and a current major Exhibition in Paris marks this 200 year Anniversary. One of the themes explored is his cultural legacy to France, including the Masterpieces of art

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03 Dec

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Music and Art for Christmastide: Seasonal Variations

Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as well as outstanding modern arrangements of several carols, including a text by the Venerable Bede. DELIVERY MODE Face-to-Face... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Sacred and secular works will be featured, and their various interconnections and architectural settings, explored. Composers include Bach, Walther, Mozart, Brahms, Cornelius, and Stravinsky, as

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08 Dec

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Joshua Reynolds' Discourses on Art

Sir Joshua Reynolds’ Discourses on Art are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between 1769 and 1790. Their general topic is the education of artists - addressing the nature of the creative process, the cultural function of the arts and the artist’s... [More]
$65 Limited

<p>Sir Joshua Reynolds’ <em>Discourses on Art</em> are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between

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08 Dec
$65 Limited

<p>Sir Joshua Reynolds’ <em>Discourses on Art</em> are amongst the most eloquently written literary works in the history of art. Composed as lectures to students at the Royal Academy of Arts, between

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08 Dec

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Discover Sydney's Contemporary Art Galleries

Discover Sydney's fabulous and ever changing art scene and get an insider’s view into its stunning art precincts with their colourful surroundings. Each walk is specially designed to take you to a hub of diverse venues from major galleries to unexpected spaces tucked away in hidden corners and laneways. Meet gallerists, curators and artists, learn... [More]

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Art Conversations: Art in Great Galleries & Museums

Most of us encounter art in places where our viewing experience has been shaped: on the walls of a purpose-built national collection or carefully curated house museum, for example. This art appreciation course considers the context of ‘institutionalised art’, exploring the meaning it brings to the works we admire. We develop our language for... [More]

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