Art for Starters is an introductory overview of European art history, from the classical to the contemporary. Focusing on major epochs of European history, the course considers how art is shaped by different cultural and historical contexts. The scope of the course is limited to key examples of painting, sculpture and architecture in the Western World, to provide a starting point for a deeper exploration of the visual arts, not only in Europe but also in the wider world beyond.
Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur! 1891 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales
Mapping European art & pagan beginnings – the world of Ancient Greece and Rome part 1
Mapping European art & pagan beginnings – the world of Ancient Greece and Rome part 2
Medieval Christendom part 2
The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity part 1
The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity part 2