Centre for Continuing Education

Art History

Art History

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage.

Art history explores the major masterpieces produced over our history, and the philosophical and moral contexts of their eras. Art history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education will take you on fascinating journeys through the major artistic trends of different periods, giving you a much wider appreciation of art both old and new.

Backed by the University of Sydney, our experienced educators are all experts in their fields. You’ll find the classes lively and informative, with plenty of absorbing case studies of individual works of art and the societies from which they have sprung.

Art history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education are highly recommended for anyone with an interest in human art and culture over the ages. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney.

16 Great Masters of Western Art

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. Art history is the knowledge and understanding of the universal and timeless qualities that identify all great art. The more you understand the art of different eras, movements, styles and techniques, the better you can appreciate the diversity of styles and the communality they share. Each class will... [More]
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Late 19th Early 20th Century European Academic Art Course

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. Impressionism, post-impressionism and others are the late 19th/early 20th century art movements that are celebrated today. However during those periods the public, together with art gallery directors and staff, admired and collected academic painting and sculpture. The results of this can be seen in... [More]
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Art History Course: France through the Ages

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This Art History course is intended to give to the student the tools to understand what we call “Art” in the western world and how it relates to our concept of Beauty. By navigating through the centuries, participants will be given an opportunity to visually engage with the concept of Art and Beauty... [More]
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The Art and Culture of Renaissance Italy Course

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. Renaissance Italy was a vibrant and bustling place, with highly-developed and expanding commercial systems, large urban populations, access to a staggering range of classical works, and a need and appreciation for art – as decoration, as a spiritual offering, and for enjoyment. In this study day, we... [More]
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The Nude in Western Art Course

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. The human body has been a major source of inspiration for western artists. The nude has embodied the philosophical and moral precepts that have defined ideals of beauty, yet it has retained the power to challenge these ideals. For this reason, the nude, unlike a merely naked body, speaks to the... [More]
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Caravaggio Course: His Art, His World and Legacy

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This art history course explores the art of Caravaggio, addressing the historical developments of his time and analysing key aspects of his and his followers' styles. Caravaggio’s art was uncompromising and controversial from the moment the Lombard painter emerged on the Roman scene at the turn of the... [More]
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French Art History Course: The Realist Avant-garde to the School of Paris

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. L’Ecole de Paris reflected the extraordinary position of the French capital as the undisputed centre of the global art world during the first four decades of the 20th century. Ever since the emergence of the Realist Avant-garde, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe. A wave of... [More]
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Art History Course: Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. This art history course focused on Italian Renaissance, Florence and Venice will provide you with an understanding of why and how the artists created their Masterpieces. This art history course will allow you to recognise the extent of the impact they had on European art for the next 500 years by... [More]
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French Conversation Course III: Art History

French. Learn French with us. If you want to learn to speak French, our French classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn French language and culture. Learn French the smart way with French courses at the University of Sydney. Designed for intermediate students who are wishing to practice by exploring and discussing Art masterpieces in a relaxed atmosphere. We will be reviewing European renowned artists and their paintings, using... [More]
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Art History Course: Concepts of Modern Art

Art History. Explore humankind’s amazing cultural heritage. Study objects of art and their historical development the smart way with Art History courses at the University of Sydney. As public interest in modern art continues to grow, there is a need for a place that is engaging, offering not only information and ideas about modern art, but also explaining its contemporary relevance and history. We will navigate through time, discovering artistic styles that define Modern Art from... [More]
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