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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Victorian art has often been derided as conservative and sentimental but more recent opinions have challenged this view and many artists associated with the period can rightly be called revolutionary. J M W Turner and J M Whistler produced radical and innovative images of light and atmosphere; the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood introduced bright colours and the truthful recording of nature, modern life painters portrayed contemporary society including fallen women, work, and the urban crowd, while Sickert and Sargent became Britain’s first Impressionists. This course celebrates the variety and achievements of art in the Victorian era and explores the work and ideas of the principal artists associated with this period.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

26 Feb 2017

Course duration

1 day(s)

Course fee


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


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

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