Undergraduate Course: The Portrait in the Modern World 1790 - 2004 (LLLA07055)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT ONLY COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course examines the development of the portrait in an era of rapid artistic change. Follow the changing conceptions of character and personality from the classical portrait to the fragmented self of the postmodern era. Considering the place of the portrait in relation to history and events will be a key theme.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students will be able to:
Identify, describe and analyse portraits.
Identify, understand and use the appropriate terminology and concepts for these works.
Discourse on and discuss the meanings of the works.
Identify and understand the underlying theoretical, scientific, social and political contexts which underlie the production of this form of art.
Place portrait styles and types in a historical framework and context.
|Woodall, J (ed.).1997. Portraiture: Facing the Subject, Manchester, MUP.|
Pointon, M.1993.Hanging the Head: Portraiture and Social Formation in Eighteenth-Century England, New Haven; London : Yale University Press for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery.1999.The Companion Guide to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, The National Galleries of Scotland.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Sabine Murdoch
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855