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Art & Architecture

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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From French Royalty to Empire - Art and Decorative Elegance

When Louis XIV made Versailles the Royal residence of France in 1682, he established an elegance in the decorative style that was copied all over Europe. Despite the French Revolution, French style stayed in focus into the Empire period of Napoleon. And throughout, there were great artisans and artists such as Watteau, Chardin, Boucher, Fragonard,... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>When Louis XIV made Versailles the Royal residence of France in 1682, he established an elegance in the decorative style that was copied all over Europe. Despite the French Revolution, French style

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13 Aug

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350 Years of Rembrandt's Women

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on Rembrandt’s Women – loving and sensitive paintings of the important women in his life, magnificent commissions of society ladies and touching drawings of... [More]
$49 Limited

2019 marks the 350th anniversary of the death of the Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt, and his life and heritage will be celebrated throughout The Netherlands. This evening session will focus on

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27 Sep

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Painters of Antiquity - Images from Classical Rome to Hollywood's Gladiator & The Matrix

From early movies set in Ancient Rome, to more recent films such as “Gladiator” and “The Matrix”, Hollywood directors have long been influenced by the art of the French 19th century artist Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904). His paintings are meticulous and also include numerous images of the European concepts of The Ottoman life-scenes. His contemporary... [More]
$49 Limited

From early movies set in Ancient Rome, to more recent films such as “Gladiator” and “The Matrix”, Hollywood directors have long been influenced by the art of the French 19th century artist Jean-Leon

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08 Nov

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From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the phenomenon. Through a historic survey of the subject, it will aim to build a perspective on how the contemporary condition of Fashion developed. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]

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