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.

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. Art History is a window to the past in understanding social and cultural history through the study of art works. Over the centuries, France has played a leading role in the cultural life of Europe, from the emergence of Roman and Gothic architecture to the rebellious Impressionists, creating... [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: 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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