The Rise of Contemporary Art – 1945-1970 (M0952CC20)


Marle Place, Burgess Hill


19:00 - 21:00


2 hours x 10 sessions

Pete Mountford

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£153.00
Total cost£153.00

What is the course about?

In the instance of a Government imposed lockdown, this course will pause until it is able to begin again. No refunds will be made due to a Government imposed lockdown.
To gain a broad understanding of the artistic, intellectual, sociological and political events that led to the development of Contemporary Art in after the second world war. We will be looking at the paradigm shift from Europe to America, charting the rise of the Abstract Expressionists and how this related to other movements such as Minimalism and Pop Art. We will Identify key artists/techniques/works that relate to these changes and introduce/imbed key terminology and language used to support these developments. Sessions will consist of visual presentations and class exercises as well as two planned visits to galleries displaying relevant work (held on Saturday’s)

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

None. Taking the previous course ‘The Rise of Modernism’ would be an advantage but not essential

What do I need to bring with me?

Pens, Notebooks, folder for handouts

Are there any additional costs?

Money for travel/entrance for Gallery visits (probably in London), stationary (see above)

What can I do next?

Students can take the next course in this series ( ‘The Expanded Field’), other art history courses

If you would like more information about progression or enrolling onto another course, please speak to your tutor or a member of staff by calling 0345 601 01 61 or emailing
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Course Location

Marle Place
Leylands Road
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8HZ