English Art History

N.B. This course is taught in Dutch.
This course provides an overview of English art history online. We discuss all that England (and the rest of the UK) has to offer in terms of art and culture. Big names pass in review, but there is also room for surprises and discoveries. In six lessons, Barry Heinrichs covers over ten centuries. Therefore, we start with Renaissance art at the court of the Tudors, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I, and go from there via the Grand Manner from Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough to the landscapes of Constable and Turner. Around the 19th century, we look at the rise of Romanticism by Wiliam Blake, the Pre-Raphaelites and the transition to the modern with the construction of the Crystal Palace. Then we approach the 20th century with the new realism of Stanley Spencer, Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud; The controversy in art with the Young British Artists (including Damien Hirst, Marc Quin, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas) and we conclude with current affairs: The Turner Prize 1984-present, a prestigious prize awarded annually to a visual artist. By the end of this course, you will know all about the different periods, styles and highlights of English art history.


How does that work online?

You take this course online from your own computer or tablet. All you need is a good internet connection and sound. Teacher and images will appear on your screen automatically. If you cannot attend 'live', you can watch the replay afterwards. Registration is therefore still possible until after lesson 2 of the course.


Free trial lesson

Want to know if this course and taking it online is for you? You can take lesson 1 of this course as a free trial lesson without any obligations. You can register for this free trial lesson directly via this link.

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Reviews of this course

Barry is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, which makes him a very knowledgeable teacher. In a relaxing way, he takes you through the art.
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Recommended literature

Should you wish to delve further into the subject of this course, we recommend the following books. This is not compulsory literature for the course.