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El Greco: 400 years since his death

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Apr 2014
On the 400th anniversary of El Greco's death, we revisit the man, and how his exposure to varied visual cultures developed a unqiue style.

Doctor Who and human history

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Introductory Level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Nov 2013
In the Doctor Who historicals, the bad guys often won - no matter what the Doctor tried. Tony Keen looks at why the Doctor can not change the human...

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Brighton Pavilion

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Intermediate Level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
In this unit we examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth century romanticism and exoticism. We begin with a...

Wilberforce

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Intermediate Level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807. This unit explores...

The Enlightenment

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Intermediate Level Duration 16 hours Updated 17 Oct 2013
The unit will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of the...

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Renaissance art reconsidered

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Renaissance art reconsidered Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 17 May 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Renaissance art wasn’t just confined to Italy, as traditional courses would have it… discover new social, geographical and subject areas where its...

The art history residential school

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Intermediate Level Duration 150 hours Updated 12 May 2013 Register by 09 May 2014
This art history residential school equips you to interpret artworks in an informed and critical manner, with guided visits to major London museums...

Art of the twentieth century

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Art of the twentieth century Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Advanced Level Duration 600 hours Updated 21 Apr 2013 Register by 05 Sep 2013
Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture...