Lewes

The Art of Northern Europe

The Art of Northern Europe (new)

PXMR Wednesdays 1000-1200 weekly from 2nd May (5 sessions)

Convener: Kay Blackburn

The course will be based around a number of important and interesting paintings. These will give students a flavour of art in Northern Europe from c1395 to c1500. Students will be introduced to ways of analysing these works of art which will include using appropriate art historical language, studying the materials and methods each artist used, and, where possible, the lives and backgrounds of the artists. We will examine the historical, political, religious and social context of the works of art studied in order to discover their meaning. In some cases other relevant works of the period will be included, but each week will focus on a major painting or group of paintings. Discussion will be encouraged and the atmosphere relaxed yet focused. Guidance on further reading and appropriate websites for further study will be provided. No prior reading is required.

Week 1: ‘The Wilton Diptych’ c 1395-9, English or French artist?
Week 2: ‘The Ghent Altarpiece’ 1432, Jan van Eyck, Hubert van Eyck
Week 3: Portraits by Jan van Eyck, Robert Campin, Hans Memling
Week 4: ‘The Descent from The Cross’ 1438, by Rogier van der Weyden
Week 5: ‘The Pagagnotti Triptych’ c 1480, by Hans Memling

From the convener: I have worked as an associate lecturer for the Open University (2 x 3rd) Honours level early Italian and early Renaissance courses, plus a second level course. I have taught at day and weekend schools at the University of Essex, the U3A and for many years for the WEA. I regularly give lectures on a variety of subjects to local organizations and for charities. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for Art History

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