Amsterdam: Its History and Art

Art History

Day course

Angie Smith

20 April 2022


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This study day will begin with an illustrated survey tracing the history of Amsterdam from its beginnings to about 1900.

During the second session, we will focus on Amsterdam’s Golden Age in the 1600s and study a number of paintings produced in that century depicting aspects of the city. In our final session, we will examine artists associated with Amsterdam namely the Amsterdam Impressionists and the women artists called the Amsterdamse Joffers.

Tutor information

Dr Angie Smith has a first class degree in Art History and a PhD in Combined Historical Studies from London University. She spent many years teaching undergraduate and adult education programmes for Leicester University. She is an accredited lecturer with the Arts
Society, has published widely, contributed to history programmes on tv and lectured for several cruise lines. Her interest outside history and art include gardening and genealogy.

Covid information

Dillington House wishes to reassure everyone that we are working closely with Somerset County Council to ensure every measure is being taken to make Dillington House a safe place for everyone.

All course participants will be sent further guidance prior to the course date.

Dillington House is following Government guidelines and adhering to new guidance including local or national lockdowns.

All places booked can be transferred or refunded in the event this course is cancelled. Individuals who are affected by local lockdowns will be able to transfer to an alternative course. All other terms and conditions apply.