Australian Art from Colonialism to Contemporary
This module gives you greater insight and more in depth knowledge of Colonial Art finding its own voice in the Great Southern Land. You will take a close look at the history of Australian Art and the domestic Art Market, from the first explorers recording their escapades to present-day artists adding to a national heritage. This module will examine the most significant Australian artists, including indigenous artists and explain the structures and styles over the last 200 odd years. The author describes how the formative ideas of the colonial spirit evolved into the current national identity.
Author : Barry Pearce
Terra Australis and the European Imagination
First Fleet and the Art of Necessity
Squatters, Explorers, Gold and Sheep
Marvellous Melbourne, Sensuous Sydney
Beyond Modernism, and the Academy of the Global
British Art from Holbein to Hirst
In this module we are taking a close look at the history of British Art, often seen as eccentric and at odds with the rest of Europe. This module will discuss the most significant British artists from the English reformation to the YBAs (Young British Artists). It will explain the structures and styles of the times and the pivotal movements placed within a historical context.
Author: Patrick Bade
The Reign of Queen Victoria
The Modern Age
Where to See