Focus on: Irish art

Course Dates: 20/10/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Ireland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon.


What is the course about?

This one-day course presents an exciting programme exploring key aspects of the history and analysis of Irish art from the pre-Christian period to the present day. We will explore and identify key works of Irish art, addressing fine, applied and popular art forms. Throughout the day, Irish visual culture will be discussed within its national artistic, social and cultural contexts as well as within its place in a broader European perspective.

What will we cover?

• Early Ireland, and the Book of Kells
• Irish Impressionists, sculptors and landscape painters
• Great Irish Masters such as Yeats, Bacon, Hone & Clarke
• Key works within social & cultural context
• Contemporary Irish Art.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• Give an overview of specific periods within the history of Irish Art
• Recognise and analyse key works and how they were produced
• Participate in discussions about visual characteristics of a variety of styles
• Discuss works within their context (e.g. social, political, religious, artistic).

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught with slide presentations and group discussions.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You might wish to bring a notebook. You might wish to buy some of the books on any reading list given out in class.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details

Tutor Biographies
Sarah Doherty

Sarah D. Doherty is an Irish art historian based between The Netherlands, London and Dublin. She received a BA in Fine Art from the Dublin Institute of Technology, specialising in Sculptural Practice, followed by two post-graduate qualifications; History of European Painting from Trinity College Dublin, and Management Studies from the Dublin Business School. Sarah’s research interests include the Renaissance era, Post-War & Contemporary Art and Art Crime. While living in London, Sarah immersed herself in the commercial arts – working in auction houses, galleries and art fairs. At present, she is focusing on her work with Art Recovery International, aiding the recovery of stolen, looted, and missing works of art, as well as holding the post of Head of Cataloguing and Research at an auction house in The Netherlands.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VB843

Sun, day, 20 Oct - 20 Oct '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £69.00
Senior fee: £55.00
Concession: £42.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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