Course Summary

Travel back to the momentous years of the French Revolution, a pivotal period of social and political upheaval with far-reaching consequences. The unfolding drama is illuminated by relevant examples of music, art, literature and performance, including the paintings of David, the Festivals of the Revolution, the music of Gossec, popular song, posters, pamphlets and theatrical productions. The various uses of propaganda, the visual vocabulary of the Revolution and the British reaction to events across the channel will be considered along the way.

Dr Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education, followed by a satisfying 30-year career as a teacher and lecturer in independent schools. Throughout his teaching career, Richard also practised as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-90s, Richard has accompanied more than 20 groups of secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. Richard has been teaching at the CAE since 2016, sharing his enthusiasm for history, literature and the arts through a range of talks.

Course Sessions

Friday, 3rd May - 5 classes


Session ID DNAM4901C
3 May - 31 May 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$280 / $266 (conc)
Teacher
Richard Stone
Last updated: April 17, 2024 04:37pm