Welcome to the department of the History of Art and Architecture – a department that is known for its lively teaching and for its friendly and supportive approach to students. These scholars were largely responsible for establishing art history as a legitimate field of study in the English-speaking world, and the influence of Panofsky’s methodology, in particular, determined the course of American art history for a generation.
The BA in History is a single honours or denominated degree, which means that students take only History for second year and for the final year of the programme. Egypt, arguably the greatest civilization in the history of ancient art , was the first culture to adopt a recognizable style of art. He is author of Objects of Desire: Design and Society since 1750, Concrete and Culture: A Material History and Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture. Our expertise expands across a variety of fields including medieval, military, British and European history. The discipline of art history imparts visual and intellectual skills for apprehending and understanding art works past and present. The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology contains some of the world’s leading experts in Asian and African art history and archaeology, whose ground-breaking research informs and is informed by their teaching.
The Fund supports both undergraduate and graduate student travel to conduct research in the history of art and architectureat archaeological sites, archives, collection and allows undergraduate and graduate students to participate in curatorial, conservation, and exhibition projects of long or short duration at the Rhode IslandSchool of Design Museum, the boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Worcester Art Museum, or other museums.
Cited as the ultimate champion of high-potential undergraduates, and often referred to as a junior Nobel Prize”, the Undergraduate Awards is the world’s largest international academic awards programme, recognising excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.
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.