The National Gallery of Scotland holds one of the finest collections of fifteenth-, sixteenth-, and seventeenth-century paintings in the country. This three-day course will examine the paintings and artists as well as considering how these wonderful treasures arrived in Scotland.
By the end of this course, students should be able to:
- demonstrate a wide-ranging knowledge of the fifteenth- sixteenth- and seventeenth-century paintings held in the National Gallery of Scotland;
- be familiar with the artists responsible for the work;
- understand the role of the international art market in the dissemination of paintings;
- engage critically with the historical circumstances and extant evidence.
COL at the National Galleries of Scotland: Treasures of the 15th to 17th Centuries
Each day will involve a lecture and discussion in the morning followed by a gallery visit in the afternoon. The course will look at a different century on each day.
Combination of lectures and gallery visits.
Clark, M., Bowron, E. and Butterfield, A., 2010. Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting. Newhaven, CT: Yale University Press
Gombrich, E. H., 2003. The Story of Art. London: Phaidon
Various authors, 2000. A Companion to the National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland
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