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   $125 (Aud)

Target Audience

This program is designed for:

Adults interested in continuous learning who don't have access to face-to-face programs or who prefer to study from home

Art students during their final years of high school, and their teachers

Art history students at university studying the history of Modern European Art

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program you will be able to:

explain the context for the emerging art styles in France from early 1800s through to the middle of the 1900s

describe how art during this period relates to the artists; the cultural, political and scientific world around them; and their audience

identify each of the key styles from Romanticism through to Abstract Art and the themes and techniques which differentiate them

name several of the artists (including leading women artists) associated with each style, and explain why works they have painted are representative both of the artist and the style

analyse artworks and identify key techniques used the artists and engage in art criticism

form a view about how successful an artist has been in demonstrating a theme or technique

explain the issues that artists faced in exhibiting and selling their works, and

feel confident about discussing and explaining Modern Art in Europe and how it has informed the art of today.

Learning Tools

Enjoy learning through:


seeing overviews and key points in each section


reading stories (written in Plain English)

high quality images of artists' works (many of which are not easily found on the web) and associated images (photos etc)

videos by the presenter and links to other relevant videos

references to other great resources

activities and exercises in each section

comments and questions

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