The artist: rebel, mystic and social conscience

This course investigates the changing role of the artist in the modern age, beginning with Courbet’s creation of a distinct identity of the independent artist in the middle of the 19th century. The course continues with the artist as rebel in the early 20th century and finishes with the artist as the social conscience in a fragmented contemporary society. We will explore the myth of the artist from a maker to a thinker, from a performer to a mystic. We will also investigate the relationship between artist, model and muse, and for whom or what the artist produces art.

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  • Cost: £140
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