Introduction to the History of Art

Introduction to the History of Art

Join Dr Anna Madison for an introduction to the history of Art using examples from The Atkinson’s collection.

The Atkinson’s collection has works of art dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries and is currently concentrating on collecting more contemporary art. The collection includes a very fine group of 18th century portraits and many artists’ self-portraits including examples by John Bratby and Christian Seybold.

Highlights of the 20th century collection include several paintings by Walter Sickert and fellow members of the Camden Town School such as Charles Ginner as well as paintings by Scottish Colourists, namely Arthur Melville, JD Fergusson and Samuel Peploe. Key works from World War I include a painting of a mounted trooper by Alfred Munnings and a battle scarred landscape by Paul Nash. The collection of 20th century British sculpture is small but very high quality and includes good examples by Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Jacob Epstein.

Event information:
Session 1: Wednesday 13 March / Session 2: Wednesday 20 March / Session 3: Wednesday 27 March

Limited to 20 places.
Booking Essential. Tickets/E-tickets valid for all 3 classes.
Tickets: £35 for all 3 classes.
Light refreshments included.

You can book your space here.

Note: This course follows on from Anna’s original class in May 2023, but anybody wishing to join does not need to have been on the earlier course.

Posted on 13 November 2023 under General news

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