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    Brighton Pavilion

    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Apr 2018

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 20 Apr 2018
    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at...
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    Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    20 Mar 2018

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    Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Mar 2018
    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
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    Goya

    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    19 Oct 2017

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 19 Oct 2017
    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's...
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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    20 Oct 2016

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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Scala, Florence
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 20 Oct 2016
    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
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    Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This free course explores...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 18 Oct 2016
    William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the...
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    The Enlightenment

    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

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    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and...
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    Robert Owen and New Lanark

    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are...
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    Napoleonic paintings

    In this free course, Napoleonic paintings, we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In this free course, Napoleonic paintings, we will examine a range of Napoleonic...
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    Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert ...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

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    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the...
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    David Hume

    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

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    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the...