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Svetlana Kovalevskaya
Author's expert-course "Great Britain"

17 September — 21 January 2020
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Svetlana Kovalevskaya
Author's expert-course "Great Britain"


Registration for the course is now open. The course starts on September 17, 2019. The course is focused on deep study of the history, culture and art of Great Britain from ancient to modern times. The couse is taught by its original author, Svetlana Kovalevskaya.


1. Britain is ancient: prehistoric settlements, ritual complexes in Stonehenge, Avery. Pict stones, Celtic objects.  Roman Britain: mosaic villas, Hadrian's wall, road system, the main cities of the province of Britain.  Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, raids of the Danes. Christianity on the Islands: Celtic crosses, Irish monasteries, Northumbrian-Irish illustrated manuscripts, manuscripts from Canterbury.

2. 11-12 centuries, the Roman era. Anglo-Saxon tradition and Norman influences.  Powerful cathedrals, castles, donjons.

3. 13-14 century, the era of Gothic.  Huge Gothic cathedrals, halls of chapels, carved stone portals, sculptural tombstones. The peculiarity of English Gothic.  Early Gothic, "decorated Gothic", "perpendicular Gothic".

4. The flowering of the art of book illustration. Medieval illustrated English manuscripts. The Apocalypse, The Bible, The Psalter, Bestiary.

5. Tudor art (1485 – 1558).  Residential architecture of Elizabethan time, portraits of Hans Holbein, portrait miniature of Hans Holbein and Nicholas Hilliard.  Tapestries, embroideries, carved panels.

6. Architecture of the 17th century. Palladian tradition of Inigo Jones, Christopher Wren and his building of London, Baroque in England of the late 17th – early 18th century: John Vanbrugh and Nicholas Hawksmoor.  Portraits Of Walker, Lelie, Neller.

7. The architecture of the 18th century: the Palladian Villa as a particular English phenomenon.   English landscape Park, the reasons for its appearance, the main types.  The craze for neo-Gothic. Large-scale urban restructuring - London, Edinburgh.

8. The heyday of the English school of painting in the 18th century: Hogarth, Reynolds, Gainsborough.  English watercolors as a special genre.

9. Romanticism of the early 19th century.  Graphic imagination of Blake, the work of Fuseli.  Portrait of Lawrence and Reuben. English caricature.  Drawings Flaxman for factories of Wedgwood. The heyday of landscape painting: Turner, constable, Bonington.

10. Victorian England (1837-1901). Retrospective, neo-Gothic, Orientalism, neo-Byzantinism, national romanticism.  English cottage. Industrial architecture: bridges, factories, railway stations, greenhouses. Opening of museums, large-scale restoration of medieval monuments.  Academic and salon art.

11. The new age: the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and John Ruskin.  The arts and crafts movement. The Workshops Of William Morris. New principles of architecture.  Glasgow school and Charles Renee Macintosh. Book graphics turn of the century.  Aubrey Beardsley's Drawings. Photography.

12. Art groups and directions of the first half of the 20th century: "Association of close - minded artists", "Camden town", "London group", "Bloomsbury Group", "Group X", "Euston road school", "St. Ives School". Vorticism, neo-romanticism, organic abstraction, etc.

13. Groups and directions of the second half of the 20th century: "kitchen sink School", "Independent group", "Art and language", "Archigram", "Young British artists". Situationism, body art, land art, neo-expressionism, stupidity, sound art, video art, etc. the Main exhibitions. Architectural trends: international style, "new brutalism", high-tech, deconstruction, postmodernism.

14. London. The history of the city and the main monuments.

15. London. The main museums of the city. The history of the building and description of collections.   

Registration is opened on the site in the section "Online Registration".

Full course program on the website:

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