Introduction to Modern European Art

Kiama Art Gallery

About the Course

Designed for adult learners, art history students and their teachers. 

Introduction to Modern European Art is a reliable self-directed program about the history of Modern European art to assist you with your study, or just for pleasure.

This easy to follow and highly researched program covers the period from the mid 1800s to the 1940s, when there were so many diverse and exciting changes happening in art. The program includes all the major art styles of the period, from Romanticism through the Surrealism; key and lesser known artists and their art; the Paris Salons; historical context as well as an introduction to colour theory and key art terms. There is also a comprehensive bibliography.

Andrea Hope, the presenter, has also included numerous female artists, not found in many texts or websites.

The key focus is on artists working in Paris, as it was the major arts 'hub' during this period. 

Each section includes an overview, details of key artists and a focus on several works, with numerous high quality images. There are links to recommended videos and further reading, with section questions which the course participant can complete either in writing, or using a visual response (drawing/painting etc). Participants can contact the presenter at any time with thoughts and questions.

Andrea has a BA in Professional Writing and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies (amongst other tertiary quals). She's been an adult educator for many years, specialising in both art history and communication in the workplace. Andrea conducts lectures on art history for community groups and regional galleries in the Illawarra, as well as face to face art appreciation programs in both Modern European art and Australian art history. She's also co-convened a number of visual art projects in the region. (She's currently working on building a site focused on Australian art history - please contact her for more details or to enquire about an on-line study group). 

You'll find more details about the Introduction to Modern European Art, including learning outcomes, and learning paths, on the website. You'll also find links to Andrea's blog on the stories about art, and Australian Art History @ 

Teachers and administrators can contact Andrea about costs for groups.

How To Apply

Through the website, via email or phone

Course Requirements

Desktop computer or laptop and internet access


Just an interest in art history


  • Timeline of Key Historical Events
  • Timeline of Modern Art Movements
  • Key Artists
  • Paris Salons
  • Romanticism
  • Realism
  • Impressionism
  • Post Impressionism
  • Symbolism
  • Expressionism
  • Fauvism
  • Cubism
  • Abstract Art
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • School of Paris
  • The Bauhaus
  • Colour Theory
  • Elements of Art.

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