From psychology to forensic science, Duchamp to Damien Hirst, we explore some of the universal themes and pivotal innovations that have influenced and shaped the art of the last century. We will unlock the inspiration and drives that have motivated artists to create the art we love and hate! We will reveal how boundaries have been blurred between disciplines and how the past continues to shape and influence the future. Lectures draw on a broad field of visual resources and will dissect evidence and ideas through practical demonstrations, documentary footage, artist testimonials, group debate and student participation. • The uncanny • Cabinet of curiosities • Fetishism • DADA • Optical devices • Installation art • Flesh • Horror • Eroticism • Critiquing and quiz Steve Dixon is a practicing artist who studied Fine Art at the Royal Academy of Art, London. He has lectured at a wide variety of colleges, specialising in the relationships contemporary art has with science and anthropology.
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The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in fine art, contemporary art, history of art and cultural development. No experience needed.
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Course information last updated: Thursday 21st November 2019 @ 10.39am (6 hours ago)