Art as power and performance: Byzantine and modern art compared and contrasted
Mon 16 April 2012 - Mon 21 May 2012
Institute of Continuing Education
For the Byzantines, art was a craft central to their culture and lavishly supported by the state. From the ‘Modern’ period on, ‘artists’ have fulfilled a more variable role in society. How are these very different perspectives reflected in the art of the two periods?
This new short course at Madingley Hall will consider issues of style, function and patronage. It will help you to develop your analytical skills in both these periods of art, opening up new areas of knowledge of Byzantine society and of the way art is consumed today.
Weekly sessions (Mondays 14:00 - 16:00)
16 April: Byzantium: empire of faith and power (Dr Eileen Rubery
23 April: Modern movements and their social context (Dr Michael Baldry)
30 April: Changing times: changing styles in Byzantium (Dr Eileen Rubery)
14 May: Fragmentation in art and society (Dr Michael Baldry)
21 May: We know that Picasso was influenced by African Art. Were any of the ‘Moderns’ influenced by Byzantine art? (Dr Michael Baldry, Dr Eileen Rubery)
Cost: £100 for the full 5-week course
Enquiries and booking
Please note that booking is required for this event.
Enquiries: Registration department Website Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 01223 746262
2:00pm-4:00pm Monday every week from Monday 16 April until Monday 21 May (except on Bank Holidays)
|Mon 16 April 2012||2:00PM - 4:00PM|
|Mon 23 April 2012||2:00PM - 4:00PM|
|Mon 30 April 2012||2:00PM - 4:00PM|
|Mon 14 May 2012||2:00PM - 4:00PM|
|Mon 21 May 2012||2:00PM - 4:00PM|