Seminar preparation & downloadable materials

WEEK

TOPIC/COURSEBOOK READINGS/DOWNLOADABLE SEMINAR MATERIALS

   

1

Introduction: the changing status of painting in art history

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 1: Dreams and Hammers (also available on video)
  2. ADDITIONAL READING: POOKE, Grant - WHITMAN, Graham Teach Yourself Art History Chapter What is art and what is art history?
  3. VOCABULARY

2

Influential foreigners: Hans Holbein the Younger

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 2: North and South, pages 59-70 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

3

Art in the service of state propaganda: portraits of Elizabeth I

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 2: North and South, pages 48-58 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

4

Influential foreigners: Anthony Van Dyck

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 2: North and South, pages 59-70 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

5

Satirical painting: William Hogarth

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 3: My Wife, My Horse and Myself, pages 95-103 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

6

Eighteen Century English painting: Thomas Gainsborough

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 3: My Wife, My Horse and Myself, pages 103-118 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

7

Science in painting: Joseph Wright of Derby

 
  1. ADDITIONAL READING: Reflections on Joseph on Joseph Wright of Derby, Belleville Middle School, New Jersey, NEH Summer Seminar 2000

8

English landscape painting: John Constable

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 4: Modern Art, pages140-148 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

9

British avant-garde: J. M. W. Turner

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 4: Modern Art, pages 148-158 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

10

Victorian painting: W. P. Frith

 
  1. ADDITIONAL READING: BANERJEE, Jacqueline A Wealth of Detail: A Review of William Powell Frith: Painting the Victorian Age (the Victorian Web)
  2. VOCABULARY

11

The Interwar period: Stanley Spencer

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 6: Our House, pages 2110-219 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY

12

British painting in late 20th century: David Hockney

 
  1. COURSEBOOK: GRAHAM-DIXON, Andrew A History of British Art Chapter 6: Our House 225-234 (also available on video)
  2. VOCABULARY