Lectures & Courses on Art History

ZOOM COURSE 2021-22: Art Through the Ages

Held on: Zoom as it currently looks as if we will still be socially distancing in September
Lecturer: Dr. Laurence Shafe


  • Part 1: Wednesday 22 September 2020 – 17 November 2020 (eight classes with a half-term break)
  • Part 2: Wednesday 5 January 2021 – 2 March 2021 (eight classes with a half-term break)
Time: 10:45-11:45 (I will open the Zoom session at 10:35)
Fee: Free
Description: The talks are loosely based on exhibitions held in London between 2019 and 2020. They  combine information about the artists and their works in the context of the social history of the period.

The links (in blue) are to the complete notes for the talks in PDF format.

September to November

  1. The Renaissance Nude
  2. Women Surrealists
  3. Hogarth’s World
  4. Abstract Art in Britain
  5. Art Meets Science
  6. The Pre-Raphaelite Sisters
  7. Russian Art 1917-1932
  8. Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art

January to March

  1. Gauguin: His Life and Works
  2. Beardsley: Decadence & Desire
  3. British Realists in the 1920s and 30s
  4. Pop Art: Warhol and Hockney
  5. George IV: Art & Spectacle
  6. Laura Knight
  7. Turner’s Modern World
  8. The Dutch Golden Age

Recorded Talks