Who should attend
Anyone interested in seeing and learning about artworks; their importance, history and connections with our national visual culture. It could lead you to further study or a career in art dealing, collecting or curating. Students from outside London may find it a useful introduction to the capital's visual treasures.
About the course
Join us as we take you on a journey through time and introduce you on the themes throughout history that have shaped our current art world.
Through presentations and visits to virtual galleries, you will learn about significant stages in the history of art, exploring ideas and movements that have inspired artists, such as, the Renaissance, Romanticism and Impressionism. We'll also consider how art is perceived today.
Above all and most importantly, it will be a chance to enjoy original art up close.
You will leave the course with extensive knowledge of the London art world and the history of art in general, enriching your experiences of the capital's galleries.
- The Classical Period
- The Medieval and Renaissance Art
- The Renaissance, Baroque and European Painting to 1900
- British Art from 1600 to Contemporary works
- International Art from 1900 to present day
All our Online Short Courses include:
- Live online lessons with the same tutors
- The same course content and learning outcomes
- Lesson recordings, for review
- Access to VLE with course content
- Forums for support
- 2 weeks online access
- Certificate upon completion
MA, Sotheby’s Institute of Art - London Viv Lawes is an author, journalist, lecturer and curator with over 25 years’ experience in the art market. She studied History at York University and graduated with an MA in Fine and Decorative Art from Sotheby’s Institute in 1997, where her thesis focused...
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.