Art history: C17th to C19th: Track 1
This collection transports you to Europe of 1600 to 1850. Many of...
This collection transports you to Europe of 1600 to 1850. Many of the foundations of European culture were being laid: commerce, arts institutions, art displays, terraced houses … even tattooing. Things we now take for granted in the fabric of our lives. Yet here we glimpse them through the eyes of a society for whom they weren’t yet set in stone. The shape of the urban environment was being defined. Yet there was a burgeoning nostalgia for all things rural, and a hunger for the trappings of other cultures. The decisions of this era still have an impact on our culture today. This material forms part of The Open University course A226 Exploring art and visual culture.
- Duration 45 mins
- Updated Tuesday 27th March 2012
- Intermediate level
- Posted under History & The Arts
Dr Steve Edwards describes module A226, the Open University’s introductory art history course, which can be studied part-time and can count towards a degree.
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Tracks in this podcast:
|1||Studying art history||Dr Steve Edwards describes module A226, the Open University’s introductory art history course, which can be studied part-time and can count towards a degree. Play now Studying art history|
|2||Collection Overview||Dr Steve Edwards of the Open University gives a personal introduction to the world of artists and architects from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. Play now Collection Overview|
|3||Christ Church, Spitalfields||This film looks at the urban development of Spitalfields, London, revealing the artistic and political messages encoded in Hawksmoor’s monumental church. Play now Christ Church, Spitalfields|
|4||Kedleston Hall||What lies behind a façade? Studying the influences on the once-radical design of Kedleston Hall reveals social and intellectual preoccupations that play out to this day. Play now Kedleston Hall|
|5||Sculpture at Chatsworth||How scholars pieced together the 6th Duke of Devonshire’s treasured collection of neoclassical sculptures, to reveal a very 18th century approach to displaying and experiencing sculpture. Play now Sculpture at Chatsworth|
|6||Module taster||A short video sampling the wide range of artworks and issues students can study in the Open University’s module A226. Play now Module taster|
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Originally published: Tuesday, 27th March 2012
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