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Artist insight: Clare Shaw

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Artist insight: Clare Shaw Copyrighted image Credit: Thinkstock
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 18 Jun 2010
Clare Shaw is an acclaimed poet and performer. She talks about her own experiences of self-harm and her work with the self-harm awareness...

Black British Jazz

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Black British Jazz Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 29 Oct 2009
What is Black British Jazz? This short film explores the research carried out by The Open University research team led by Dr Jason Toynbee who has...

The Colours of Money

The Colours of Money Copyright free image Credit: Mark Banks
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2008
An innovative way of funding new artists - or a risky investment? Can you bank on artmoney?

Uzupis - Long live the art republic...?

Uzupis - Long live the art republic...? Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Dec 2007
The Republic of Uzupis - home of the free spirit, but not for long.

Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields

Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 31 Mar 2006
Artist Duggie Fields explains how the digital revolution has added new dimensions to his work.

Portraits Of An Artist

Portraits Of An Artist Copyrighted image Credit: Production team
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Aug 2005
Matthew Collings explains how contemporary artists are interpreting the idea of the self portrait.

Da Vinci: The Expert View

Da Vinci: The Expert View Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Oct 2004
Dr Kate Crawley assesses the life and legacy of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Art history: early modern

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Art history: early modern Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 23 Mar 2012
The world of the early modern period (C10th - C16th) was one of religious obsession, power struggles and plunder. But it was also a world of...

Art history: modern and contemporary

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Art history: modern and contemporary Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2012
Intermediate level Duration 55 mins Updated 23 Mar 2012
Baffled by modern art and architecture? You’re not alone! This collection gives new insight into today’s shifting kaleidoscope of visual culture...

Culture and Climate Change

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Culture and Climate Change Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Introductory level Duration 2 hours 45 mins Updated 30 Nov 2010
Every generation faces challenges that previous generations could scarcely imagine. Twenty years ago, few people were talking about climate change,...

A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall

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A tribute to the world of myth: Ovid and Holkham Hall Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2010
Advanced level Duration 50 mins Updated 17 Aug 2010
How do the themes of classical mythology come to be refashioned through the ages? Holkham Hall in Norfolk, England, is the estate of an 18th...

Cognitive Psychology

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Cognitive Psychology Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Advanced level Duration 30 mins Updated 13 Apr 2010
The consciousness of the human mind has long been a topic of fascination and curiosity amongst writers, artists and psychologists, from Carl Jung...

Art and architecture

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Art and architecture Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 20 mins Updated 09 Feb 2010
The Louvre was designed to house a great art collection for the people of France. Was there a plan from the outset to build a canon of work where...

Analysing European Romanticism

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Analysing European Romanticism Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 19 Oct 2009
The principal tenets of the movement known as Romanticism first began in Germany and England, with the former pioneering the moral and...

Learning from human remains: Seianti's skeleton

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Learning from human remains: Seianti's skeleton Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 35 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
How much can we learn from an entombed skeleton? This album introduces Seianti Hanunia Tlesnasa, an Etruscan noblewoman whose remains, along with...

Cannabis, Consciousness and the Imagination

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Cannabis, Consciousness and the Imagination Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University 2009
Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 07 Jul 2009
We know drunk-driving causes death on the roads, but how does taking drugs like cannabis affect your driving skills? This album offers a chance to...

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Art of the twentieth century

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Art of the twentieth century Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Oct 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture...