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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the .

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

To what extent is the artist a political commentator? Artists challenge and disturb, often taking a political stance. Artists become more vocal from the 19th century, then use the manifesto, social realism and propaganda posters in the 20th century to redefine the function of art, to promote social revolution, aligning artists with the worker. Images from Michelangelo to Warhol are used to support this challenging argument.


Course dates

03 Jul 2016 to 16 Jul 2016

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

20 Jun 2016

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

Course code