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April 10, 2012

Sotheby’s Institute of Art 2012 Summer Study Courses, London

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Summer Study in London includes 4-week intensive courses designed for students, career changers and anyone with an interest in the subject. Undergraduates with an interest in art and cultural history may take them as a programme of study abroad. Courses are offered over two Summer Study sessions. Students may take one course in one session or two different courses across both sessions. The in-depth courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and leading practitioners in the field.

For more information and to reserve your place, visit our website: www.sothebysinstitute.com

 

Session 1: 28 May–22 June 2012
Art & Its Markets
This exciting course provides students with an intensive introduction to the ever-changing global art market and the individual sectors which comprise it, whilst promoting an appreciation of how these sectors perform under varying economic conditions. 

 

Michelangelo to Matisse: European Art, 1500–1900
In this intensive course students explore four extraordinary centuries in the history of European art, from the High Renaissance of the early sixteenth century to the Avant-Garde movements of the early twentieth.

 

Contemporary Art in London
London is one of the world’s most vibrant centres of contemporary art. Full of enterprising galleries and artists’ spaces that have burgeoned across the capital, it has attracted artists of many different nationalities to live and work here.

 

European Decorative Arts: From Baroque to Art Nouveau
Beginning in the seventeenth century with the rise of the Baroque and culminating in Art Nouveau at the end of the nineteenth, this varied and exciting course provides a comprehensive understanding of key stylistic developments in Western European design and the decorative arts.

 

Session 2: 25 June–20 July 2012
Art & Its Markets
This exciting course provides students with an intensive introduction to the ever-changing global art market and the individual sectors which comprise it, whilst promoting an appreciation of how these sectors perform under varying economic conditions. 

 

Michelangelo to Matisse: European Art, 1500–1900
In this intensive course students explore four extraordinary centuries in the history of European art, from the High Renaissance of the early sixteenth century to the Avant-Garde movements of the early twentieth.

 

Contemporary Art in London
London is one of the world’s most vibrant centres of contemporary art. Full of enterprising galleries and artists’ spaces that have burgeoned across the capital, it has attracted artists of many different nationalities to live and work here. 

 

Interiors and Design: From Art Nouveau to the New Millennium
The period from 1900 has witnessed some of the most exciting and dynamic changes in interior spaces and the objects that furnish them. This course provides an opportunity to study these stylistic developments in design and the decorative arts, from the Art Nouveau of 1900 to Post Modernism in the 1980s and the pluralism of the present day. 

 

Arts of Asia
This intensive course explores the diverse arts of Asia from origins to the present day. The course includes an analysis of Asian art and its increasingly important position in the global art market, examining works of art from India, the Middle East, China, Japan and Korea. 

 

For information on Summer Study in London please contact Martin Williams, tel. +44 (0)20 7462 3249 or click here to send an e-mail: [email protected]

 

2-week, 1-week & Day Courses in London
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – London also offers shorter options throughout the summer. These classes provide a more focused agenda relating to a specific area of art history, art business or contemporary art. The courses cover some of the highlights and most important elements of a particular subject.

 

Writing and Art: Historical Fiction
25 June–6 July 2012
This intensive, two-week summer school—run in partnership with Faber Academy – aims to boost your creative output, while exploring London’s rich literary and artistic heritage. Join international bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant and study the basics of historical fiction writing – topics such as voice, structure, character and research—while drawing on the visual language and research methods of art history, with Sotheby’s Institute experts.

 

Modern Art: Impressionism to Pop
27–29 June 2012
This three-day course, aligned with Masterpiece London, explores and examines the period of Modern Art. Beginning with the convention-challenging Impressionists, the course examines the art and modern masters that irrevocably changed the course of art history 

 

Foundations in History of Art
2–6 July 2012
This intensive five-day course provides a basis for the analysis and interpretation of Western Art from the Renaissance until 1900.

 

Introduction to Contemporary Art
9–13 July 2012
This intensive five-day course provides a basis for the analysis and interpretation of contemporary paintings, sculptures, installations and conceptual works.

 

For further information, please contact Lyn Calzia. Tel: +44 (0)20 7462 3253;
E-mail: [email protected]

 

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
For more than forty years Sotheby’s Institute of Art has offered object-based, professionally-oriented education that draws creatively upon the resources of important art centers worldwide. At the Institute’s campuses in London and New York graduate-level programs and courses actively engage students in the dynamic international art world. Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a variety of graduate programs, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2012.

www.sothebysinstitute.com

 

 

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