From Courtiers to Colourists: Scottish painting from 1470 to 1920 ADED11233

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

An introduction to the fascinating developments in Scottish painting from the late fifteenth century to the early twentieth century with particular reference to outstanding examples from national and public collections in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Artists featured will include Ramsay, Raeburn, Wilkie, Walton, Pettie and Peploe.


Block 3: Thursday, 10.00-12.00


Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To provide an introduction to painting in Scotland from c.1470-1920.

To introduce the principal themes and styles of painting that developed during this period.

To introduce and analyse the work of major Scottish artists during this period.

To consider the developments in Scottish painting in the context of European art. 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of the main themes and stylistic developments in Scottish painting from c.1470-1920 and their relation to western European painting.

Distinguish the work of outstanding Scottish painters and the subjects they specialised in.

Have acquired personal study skills and basic study skills in art historical research methods.

Demonstrate the ability to pursue investigation of a painting or theme using library and art gallery resources.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits