As part of the first year art history module Exploring the School of Art Collections, students have the opportunity to write a small piece for this blog. This year the group decided on the theme of ‘deference’ – historical and contemporary pictures that demonstrate traditions (imaginary or real) of loyalty be it to the church, to the state, to royalty, to their communities or even within personal relationships. Each student had the opportunity to choose from a selection of prints, drawings and photographs. They only had one week to undertake some research before presenting their drafts. They all worked very hard on these projects so please take the time to view their efforts. Continue reading
The School of Art Gallery and Museum is to host a brand new Lifelong Learning course this Autumn. Now, I Like That! The Influence of the Art Critic will provide an introduction to debates about aesthetics in relation to the visual arts and will provide a chance for the local community to gain hands-on experience of the University’s important collections of fine and decorative art.