Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art

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To the course
  • DISCOVER AND LEARN HOW TO LOOK AT 250 MASTERWORKS OF MODERN ART FROM 1750 TO THE PRESENT
  • ENJOY HOURS OF ART APPRECIATION AT YOUR OWN PACE IN FIVE THEMATIC MODULES
  • TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A RICH PROGRAMME OF FILMS, ENTERTAINING LEARNING FORMATS, ENGROSSING TEXTS AND A COMPREHENSIVE TIMELINE OF ART HISTORY
  • COMPLETELY FREE OF CHARGE – THANKS TO THE SPONSORSHIP OF THE STÄDELSCHER MUSEUMS-VEREIN E.V.
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Experience “Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art” – at no cost and exactly when it suits you. Learn about art history and visual studies in a richly varied way as you proceed through the five modules of the course on your computer or tablet at your own pace.

Based on roughly 250 selected works from the collection of Frankfurt’s Städel Museum, the course provides you with multifaceted insights into modern art, from 1750 to the present. The competent and entertaining moderator Sebastian Blomberg, a stage and screen actor, guides you through the course. With a multimedia combination of film, texts, playful learning formats and a comprehensive timeline, you are concisely and clearly presented with expert theoretical knowledge. The sounds of the Berlin musician Boys Noize accompany the learning experience.

You can choose the depth of your studies, depending on your prior knowledge, personal preferences and available time. The innovative learning programme encompasses the following five modules, each building upon the one before:

  1. LEARN TO SEE
    WHAT DO WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT A PICTURE? LEARN HOW TO ANALYSE A PICTURE’S FORM AND MOTIFS.
  2. DISCOVER HIDDEN INFLUENCES
    INVESTIGATE HOW ART IS IMPACTED BY SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND CULTURAL DEVELOPMENTS.
  3. EXPLORE POSITIONS
    BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE VARIOUS MANIFESTOS, STYLES AND MOVEMENTS IN MODERN ART
  4. MAKE CONNECTIONS
    ARTWORKS ARE CREATED IN THE CONTEXT OF OTHER WORKS. DISCOVER THE MANY INTERRELATIONSHIPS IN ART.
  5. COLLECTING AND EXHIBITING
    WHAT TASKS DOES A MUSEUM PERFORM? HOW IS ART PRESENTED? EXPLORE THE COMPLEX INTERRELATIONSHIPS IN THE ART WORLD.

OVERVIEW

As you work through the modules you will encounter various topics that progress thematically. Your understanding of works of art from 1750 to the present will be developed through questions and tasks that help you form your own critical response to art. You can test the knowledge you have acquired in various tasks within each module.

Throughout the entire course a timeline is also available to you as an important aid to orientation. There you will find a wealth of background information about works, artists, styles and schools, as well as historical, cultural and political contexts.

Whether you already have a basic knowledge of art history or simply enjoy looking at art, “Art History Online – The Städel Course on Modern Art” will offer you fresh, enjoyable insights into art history. It is an ideal accompaniment to self-study and continuing education.

The online course was developed by the Städel Museum in collaboration with the Art History Chair and the Centre for Digital Cultures at Leuphana University of Lüneburg.

The online course is sponsored by the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V. with support from the Christa Verhein-Stiftung.

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