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A History of Scottish Art

Course Times & Enrolment

Tuesdays from 14th January 2020 (Code AA010-203) Add to Basket Tuesdays from
14th January 2020 11:10am - 1:00pm • (10 classes)
Holyrood campus • Tutor: Bill Hare MA
£133.00 Concessions and discounts

Course Summary

The development of art in Scotland within a broad socio-historical context: Early Christian, the Reformation, the Union, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution, and the Modern world are all discussed within Scotland’s national and international dimensions.

Course Details

Pre-requisites for enrolment

No prior knowledge required.

Content of Course

  1. Scottish Art before 1603
  2. Scottish Art and the Union
  3. Scottish Art and the Enlightenment
  4. Scottish Art in the Age of Burns and Scott
  5. Scottish Art and Industry
  6. Scottish Art and the Victorian Era
  7. Scottish Art and the Early Modern Era
  8. Scottish Art and the High Modern Era
  9. Scottish Art and the Post War Era
  10. Scottish Art and the Contemporary World

Teaching method(s)

Lecture-based with discussion.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, through attending classes and outside reading, students should be able to:

  • analyse and understand Scottish art on its own terms, as well as its place in a larger visual culture;
  • account for the wider factors that had an impact on Scottish art as we know it today such as the Reformation or European avant-gardism in the Modern period.

 

Sources

Core Readings

Essential

MacDonald, Murdo, 2000. Scottish Art. London: Thames and Hudson.
MacMillan, Duncan, 1990. Scottish Art 1460-2000. Edinburgh: Mainstream.

Recommended

Caw, James L., 1908. Scottish Painting, Past and Present 1620 -1908. London: T.C. and E.C. Jack
Hare, Bill, 1992. Contemporary Painting in Scotland. Sydney: Craftsman House
Hartley, Keith, 1989. Scottish Art since 1900. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland
Holloway, James, 1989. Patrons and Painters: Art in Scotland 1650 - 1760. Edinburgh: National Galleries of Scotland
MacMillan, Duncan, 1994. Scottish Art in the 20th Century. Edinburgh: Mainstream
MacMillan, Duncan, 1986. Painting in Scotland: The Golden Age. Oxford: Phaidon Press
Smout, T. C., 1990. A History of the Scottish People 1560-1950. Glasgow: Collins
Yeoman, Louise, 2000. Reportage Scotland. Edinburgh: Luath

Web Sources

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/

Class Handouts

Biographies of artists and lists of images discussed will be provided.

Queries

If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.