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Advanced Module

Australian Art from Colonialism to Contemporary

This module gives you greater insight and more in depth knowledge of Colonial Art finding its own voice in the Great Southern Land. You will take a close look at the history of Australian Art and the domestic Art Market, from the first explorers recording their escapades to present-day artists adding to a national heritage. This module will examine the most significant Australian artists, including indigenous artists and explain the structures and styles over the last 200 odd years. The author describes how the formative ideas of the colonial spirit evolved into the current national identity.

Cost £125.00

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  • Author : Barry Pearce

    Terra Australis and the European Imagination

    First Fleet and the Art of Necessity

  • Squatters, Explorers, Gold and Sheep

    Marvellous Melbourne, Sensuous Sydney

    Modernism Awakens

  • Beyond Modernism, and the Academy of the Global

Advanced Module

The Art of North America

This module looks at the art of North America, from early explorers colonies to nationhood and international recognition. The artist developing the increasing need for independence from the old world of Europe. The module examines the most significant artists in America and Canada, including native art and its influences, explaining the structures and styles over the last 400 odd years pivotal to the creation of their national identities.

Cost £125.00

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    America: National Identity and National Destiny

    Early settlement to 1680: The Protestant colonies of the Northeast; the plantation South; and the Spanish Southwest

    Transatlantic Reputations

    Revolution and Republic

    Genre Painting: Scenes of Everyday Life

    Romanticism and the Turn Toward Private Imagination

    Nationalism and Landscape Painting

    Economic Expansion, Cosmopolitanism, and Empire

    Expatriate Americans in Europe

    The Early 20th Century: The “Ash Can” Artists

  • The Reception of European Modernism and the Emergance of East Village Bohemia

    American Scene Painting between the Wars

    The New Deal Government Programs for the Arts

    Beyond ‘Social Realism’

    The “Wild” West: Art in Los Angeles and San Francisco

    The Art of the United States: Conclustion

    Canada: United Colonies, Nationhood and International Recognition Canadian Art Before and After 1867

    Impressionism in Canada

    Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century: The War Program, The Group of Seven and Abstract Art in English and French Canada

  • The Group of Seven and Emily Carr

    Beaver Hall, The Canadian Group of Painters,The Contemporary Arts Society

    French Nationalism and the Quiet Revolution: Les Automatistes, The Pasticien Movement, Painters Eleven, Regina Five and Indigenous Art

    1967 One Hundred Years After Confederation: Towards the Art of Today

    Further Reading

    Where to See