HISTORY OF ART
In the year of our 50th Anniversary, the History of Art Department at UCL is one
of the most dynamic centres for the study of art history and visual cultures in
Though we retain the designation ‘History of Art’, our teaching programmes and research move beyond traditional forms of art history to address visual and material cultures more broadly. Teaching stretches from the medieval period to the art of today, and the art of all periods is considered in its global context. It also includes new and non-traditional media and contemporary art.
Known for our critical and self-reflexive approach to the subject, we are committed to a wide range of critical and historiographical enquiry, and theoretical rigour is stressed in our programmes at all levels. The problems we address cut across the boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline. Teaching is research-driven, and all staff are research-active.
The Risks and Rewards of Fabrication
This exhibition reflects on how we decipher the perils of production, and how perceptions of risk have changed over time.
Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master
Richly illustrated, Still Lives is an original exploration of the invention of the artist portrait and a new form of secular stardom.
Reviews | Reflections | Reports
The CSCA blog invites members of UCL’s History of Art postgraduate community to contribute c.500 words about our scheduled events.
The Evolution & Extinction of a Lost Civilisation
An article for Avenir Magazine by UCL History of Art and Material Studies student, Antonia Dallivalle.