History of Art at St George’s is offered to Sixth Form pupils as an A Level subject only. Pupils study the political, religious, historical, social and cultural contexts underpinning certain themes and periods where painting, sculpture and architecture have been created. Girls develop critical skills so that they can unravel embedded layers of meaning within art and architecture.
Pupils also study a selection of topics in greater detail, including the themes of ‘Identities’ and ‘Nature’, as well as focused period studies on the Renaissance in Italy (1420-1520), the British and French AvantGarde (1848-99), and British and American contemporary art and architecture (1960- 2015). The course covers a diverse range of artists and architects from across the centuries and from around the globe.