Art Appreciation Advanced Modules

On this page, you'll find a curated collection of our optional Advanced Modules, each tailored to specific genres. These modules become available for purchase after you've completed your first two assignments successfully. Every Advanced Module comprises one module and one assignment, and upon successful completion, you can download a certificate of achievement.

Australian Art from Colonialism to Contemporary


This module gives you greater insight and more in depth knowledge of Colonial Art finding its own voice in the Great Southern Land. You will take a close look at the history of Australian Art and the domestic Art Market, from the first explorers recording their escapades to present-day artists adding to a national heritage. This module will examine the most significant Australian artists, including indigenous artists and explain the structures and styles over the last 200 odd years. The author describes how the formative ideas of the colonial spirit evolved into the current national identity.

Author : Barry Pearce

Terra Australis and the European Imagination

First Fleet and the Art of Necessity

Squatters, Explorers, Gold and Sheep

Marvellous Melbourne, Sensuous Sydney

Modernism Awakens

Beyond Modernism, and the Academy of the Global

Paradigms Lost

The Art of North America


This module looks at the art of North America, from early explorers colonies to nationhood and international recognition. The artist developing the increasing need for independence from the old world of Europe. The module examines the most significant artists in America and Canada, including native art and its influences, explaining the structures and styles over the last 400 odd years pivotal to the creation of their national identities.


America: National Identity and National Destiny

Early settlement to 1680: The Protestant colonies of the Northeast; the plantation South; and the Spanish Southwest

Transatlantic Reputations

Revolution and Republic

Genre Painting: Scenes of Everyday Life

Romanticism and the Turn Toward Private Imagination

Nationalism and Landscape Painting

Economic Expansion, Cosmopolitanism, and Empire

Expatriate Americans in Europe

The Early 20th Century: The “Ash Can” Artists

The Reception of European Modernism and the Emergance of East Village Bohemia

American Scene Painting between the Wars

The New Deal Government Programs for the Arts

Beyond ‘Social Realism’

The “Wild” West: Art in Los Angeles and San Francisco

The Art of the United States: Conclustion

Canada: United Colonies, Nationhood and International Recognition Canadian Art Before and After 1867

Impressionism in Canada

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century: The War Program, The Group of Seven and Abstract Art in English and French Canada

The Group of Seven and Emily Carr

Beaver Hall, The Canadian Group of Painters,The Contemporary Arts Society

French Nationalism and the Quiet Revolution: Les Automatistes, The Pasticien Movement, Painters Eleven, Regina Five and Indigenous Art

1967 One Hundred Years After Confederation: Towards the Art of Today

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