Bonna Wescoat will be the recipient of the 2017 AIA Award for Undergraduate Teaching. Contemporaneous with Wölfflin’s career, a major school of art-historical thought developed at the University of Vienna The first generation of the Vienna School was dominated by Alois Riegl and Franz Wickhoff , both students of Moritz Thausing , and was characterized by a tendency to reassess neglected or disparaged periods in the history of art.
An unsuspecting turn for the history of art criticism came in 1914 when Sigmund Freud published a psychoanalytical interpretation of Michelangelo’s Moses titled Der Moses des Michelangelo as one of the first psychology based analyses on a work of art.
Our postgraduates progress to work in arts, culture and heritage roles, including in galleries, museums, archives, conservation, publishing and arts administration. Another very important movement – anti-impressionist rather than post-impressionist – was Symbolism (flourished 1885-1900), which went on to influence Fauvism, Expressionism and Surrealism. Thus, books about the visual arts of the United States , such as Francis Pohl’s Framing America, start with the conquest and reconstruct manifold traditions. Kaelin Jewell (PhD student, Art History), presented a Spotlight Lecture on Judith Leyster’s The Last Drop (The Gay Cavalier), painted ca. Your fourth option module could be a History of Art module, or a Related Study module from another department within Goldsmiths.
For more about the history and artifacts of these cultures, see: Oceanic art (from the South Pacific and Australasia), African art (from all parts of the continent) and Tribal art (from Africa, the Pacific Islands, Indonesia, Burma, Australasia, North America, and Alaska).
Through history we can understand our past, explain our present and be better equipped to predict the future. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the ‘Requirements’ outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees. Carly studied History of Art and English Literature and now works in the Paintings Department at Lyon and Turnbull Auctioneers.