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The Seasons in Art video icon

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The Seasons in Art

How have the seasons been represented in art over the centuries? These films explore this question by analysing paintings by famous artists from Bruegel to Van Gogh as well as some less well-known works.

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15 mins
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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 with comparatively simple single-figure portraits and moving on to elaborate narrative compositions, such as Jaffa and Eylau. In so doing, we will have three main aims: to develop your skills of visual analysis; to examine the relationship between art and politics; and to introduce you to some of the complex issues involved in interpreting works of art.

Free course
16 hrs
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Dutch painting of the Golden Age free course icon Level

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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 apparently ‘everyday’ character. Works by artists such as Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch and Jacob van Ruisdael seem to offer a faithful picture of life in the Netherlands at the time. In studying this free course, Dutch painting of the Golden Age, you will discover that there is much more to Dutch painting than meets the eye. You will explore scholarly debates about the possible meanings that might be attributed to this type of picture and learn how the very idea of ‘realism’ in art has been challenged in recent times.

Free course
4 hrs
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OpenLearn Live: 14th January 2016 article icon

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OpenLearn Live: 14th January 2016

An artist who painted her way from Serbia to the US. Then more free learning across the day.

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Review: Veronese - Magnificence in Renaissance Venice

The UK's first major exhibition of the work of Veronese is dazzling.

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The Italian Cantastorie

Italians are world renowned as passionate people, and their passion feeds through to their music and story telling. This album explores the tradition of the Cantastorie - the Italian Storyteller. Cantastorie Mauro Geraci explains the intricacies of the music, the paintings, the instruments and the drama of the performance. This material is drawn from The Open University course AA317, Words and music.

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40 mins
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The profits of slavery: John Bolton - Storrs Hall, Windermere article icon

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The profits of slavery: John Bolton - Storrs Hall, Windermere

John Bolton sunk the money he made from slavery into his luxurious home.

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Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields article icon

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Fields of Gold: Meet Duggie Fields

Artist Duggie Fields explains how the digital revolution has added new dimensions to his work.

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Online Art article icon

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Online Art

A group of curators are turning their back on the more conventional ways of displaying art and use the Internet to host their gallery.

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Romantic Painting

Linda Walsh gives an overview of the way Romanticism was expressed in painting.  

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Secret of the Winter Garden - Links article icon

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Secret of the Winter Garden - Links

Find out more about the secrets of the Winter Garden by following our weblinks and trying our book suggestions:

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Renaissance Secrets: Secret of the Winter Garden: Transcript article icon

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Renaissance Secrets: Secret of the Winter Garden: Transcript

Follow Claudia Swan's journey uncovering 1,800 valuable paintings - and some surprises about Renaissance life.

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