Short Courses

New! Art of the Northern Renaissance

This course provides a brief survey of the art and artists of the Northern Renaissance from Germany, Flanders and the Netherlands. Rather than a chronological survey, it will take a thematic approach to provide a more interesting entry point for students. The Northern Renaissance developed a stylistic and artistic convention that was, in some ways, influenced by the Italian Renaissance but also departed from it in significant ways.

These differences will be highlighted in the course, such as the use of oil paint, court patronage (more than church patronage), focus on domestic interiors and portraits, the privileging of painting, and the preference for naturalistic, minute details. The works of the most significant Northern Renaissance artists such as Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Breughel, Albrecht Durer, Hans Holbein and Jan Van Eyck will be discussed in terms of their style, subject matter and iconography.

Trainer: Jeffrey Say


No. of classes Days Dates Time
7 Every Thursday 24 Feb – 7 Apr 2022 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Application Information

Course materials

Notepad and writing materials.

Who should attend

Art students, prospective art students, art enthusiasts, docents, teachers and/or anyone interested in art history in general.

Eligible schemes / subsidies:
Claimable under SkillsFuture Credit