|Module Title||ART IN WALES|
|Co-ordinator||Professor John Harvey|
Relation to assessment:
Objectives (1,2,3,4) by Project/Artefact Analysis
Objectives (1, 2, 3) by Essay
The Project/Artefact Analysis is designed for students to be able to demonstrate their specialist knowledge, understanding and interpretation of an aspect of Art in Wales through primary research. The essay gives the opportunity to articulate their ideas concerning issues surrounding the practice, collecting, presentation and writing on the fine and applied arts in Wales within an historical framework and against the contemporary context.
A. to examine the history and practice of the fine and applied arts and visual culture in Wales since the 18th century (produced by artists in Wales and by Welsh artists working outside Wales) with reference to British and European art during the same period
B. to account for the emergent artistic culture and consider the significance of patronage and collecting, art education, museums and institutions, and artists? groups in Wales in the context of the political, economic and social climate
C. to focus on key artists and groups as exemplars of either a unique contribution to, or general trends in, art in Wales and study manifestations of art and visual culture against the background of Welsh culture generally, with particular reference to the revivals of religion and national consciousness
D. to consider the influence or adaptation of English, European and American traditions by specific Welsh artists from the 18th century to some of the most recent examples of art practice in Wales
E. to examine the practice of writing on art in Wales especially in relation to the late nineteenth-century agenda for Welsh art and art history, and recent texts dealing with notions of Welsh art and art and nationality
F. to engage in primary source research, artefact and textual analysis using the collections of the School of Art and National Library of Wales
The module is relevant to students considering museum work, art gallery administration or in public art organisations, or as a freelance curator and exhibition organiser in Wales.
This module is at CQFW Level 6