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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

In line with decisions made by the National Cabinet as communicated by the NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the Art Gallery of New South Wales is currently closed but will reopen to the public on 1 June. The Gallery will be observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of all visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in the State. More information

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Art for starters: An introduction to European art history

Art for starters: An introduction to European art history with Lorraine Kypiotis

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

6 Tracks
01 Mapping European art & pagan beginnings – the world of Ancient Greece and Rome part 1
02 Mapping European art & pagan beginnings – the world of Ancient Greece and Rome part 2
03 Medieval Christendom
04 Medieval Christendom part 2
05 The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity part 1
06 The Renaissance – rediscovering Greek and Roman antiquity part 2