Ruined Landscapes: Catastrophes and Global Warming in Art History

Art History Taster Lecture

Speaker: Kate Grandjouan, Course Leader and Lecturer in Art History
Date: Monday 15 February 2021, 4:30-5:30pm

The study of Art History at NCH London, the birthplace of many art movements and prolific artists, offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in the visual arts, and enjoy a plethora of world-renowned art institutions, collections and museums.

Our Art History Taster Lecture analyses depictions of ruined landscapes whether caused by the catastrophic effects of weather, war, or natural disaster. Artists discussed will include JMW Turner, John Martin, Albert Bierstadt and Paul Nash. We will extend the conversation into photographs that document and memorialise landscapes destroyed by global warming.

This taster will also include an introductory overview of studying at NCH, and there will be ample time for Q&A with Faculty and Student Ambassadors.



Here’s what previous participants have said about our Art History Taster Lectures:

“I really enjoyed learning more about Art History and the sorts of things you might learn about when doing this degree. It really opened my eyes to the possibilities of new ideas and degree options.”

“It was incredibly interesting, and moved at a good pace with a nice, detailed PowerPoint.”

“Thank you for running this! As work experience opportunities are out of the window at the moment, I found this a great way to get an introduction to the course and the subject, which I can now include in my personal statement. The lecture was clear and well set out, and extremely interesting!”

“If you’re scared about university, watch one of these lectures and realise that it just feels like a cosy fireside chat. Fascinating, detailed and very high quality, I make sure to watch as many as I can!”

“I liked the structure of the session, with Q&A chat being available throughout, as well as the content. Having a current student on-hand brought together questions about the course itself and how it works for them.”

“As viewers we were actively encouraged to participate and contribute in the lecture through the use of polls.”

“It was a part of Art History that I had never thought about before, and the examples used were fascinating.”