Art History

16th Century Painting in Northern EuropeThis is the century of Dürer’s extraordinary woodcuts and engravings and Grünewald’s tortured and ugly forms.
17th Century Painting in Northern EuropeTwo great figures: Rubens and Rembrandt dominate the art of the 17th century. We will discuss their works and also focus on the artists who specialised in scenes of everyday life, landscapes and portraits.
Clowns and LaundressesArt history through themes - images of people at work or relaxing.
Romanticism and European paintingWhat is Romanticism? A term difficult to define, although in painting often associated with colour and feeling.
Saturday History & Art History: The First World WarHistorian John Stevens and Art Historian Sarah Kelly will explore the history and art of WWI.
The 15th Century: Early Netherlandish PaintingExplore the art of the Northern Renaissance from Jan van Eyck’s exquisite, jewel-like paintings to Hieronymus Bosch’s bizarre world of monsters.
The Spanish Civil War: Art and HistoryThe brutal conflict in Spain is sometimes seen as a European Civil War.