Art of America

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Course Notes

1st Session

Nationhood. A look at how the USA paints itself. What do the artists show us and what do we see? The main topic of this session is Landscape, both rural and urban. Can we see how the USA shows it development from a European colony to a World super power through its depictions of the country?

2nd Session

Conflict. America has been involved in many conflicts throughout its history. How have artists reacted to this? We shall look at works which record, celebrate and question the idea of the USA at war

3rd Session

Economics. Today the USA is the world's largest economy. A nation built on the idea of trade and commerce. What place does art occupy in an environment dominated by the idea of money? In this session we will study the artists and the art they made which may give us a greater insight in that aspect of American History

4th Session

Race. A nation that has its roots in slavery and eventually fought a civil war over it, Race has always been an issue for American artists. In this fourth session we will see how they produced paintings from both sides of the racial divide, from the Civil War to contemporary African/American culture

5th Session

Faces and Figures

For our last session we will take a look at the well-known works of art produced in the USA. These famous images we are all familiar with also have many stories to tell. An agreeable way to conclude our examination of America and some of its Art.

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All courses run for 5 days

WK 1 11 Jul - 15 Jul

WK 2 18 Jul - 22 Jul

WK 3 25 Jul - 29 Jul

WK 4 1 Aug - 5 Aug

Morning Courses

9.15AM to 12.15PM

Afternoon Courses

1.45PM to 4.30PM

All Day Courses

9.15AM to 4.30PM