Studies in Art

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The concept of Germany as a region in central Europe dates back to Roman times. However its identity as a nation has been shaped not only by the tragic events of the twentieth century but also by six hundred years of history notable for its political, religious and geographic complexities.

This course will look at aspects of Germany’s history and its great cities together with the achievements of some of its eminent writers and artists who have exerted a profound influence on European culture.

 

Tuesday 11 November 2014

10.30am
The Renaissance Schatzkammer
Dr Timothy Schroder, Independent Scholar

12.00noon
Strange Landscape: Germany at the Close of the Middle Ages
Dr Len Scales, Department of History, University of Durham

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Albrecht Dürer of Nuremberg:” The Centre of Europe”
Catherine Reynolds, Independent Scholar


Tuesday 18 November 2014

10.30am
Dresden –  Art and Architecture
Eveline Eaton, Independent Art Historian and Chairman, Dresden Trust

12.00noon
Caspar David Friedrich and Germany
William Vaughan, Professor Emeritus of History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Berlin –  Art and Architecture
Eveline Eaton, Independent Art Historian and Chairman, Dresden Trust

Tuesday 25 November 2014

10.30am
Germany, Britain and the Idea of Europe 1800-1950
Dr Elaine Morley, King’s College,London

12.00noon
The German Identity in Art in the Twentieth Century: From Expressionism to Neo-Expressionism
Patrick Legant, Independant Art Consultant

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to the exhibition “Germany: Memories of a Nation” at the British Museum