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A picture is no longer to be understood in terms of its theme, but as a contribution to the development of art

Hans Belting, Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image before the Era of Art, Chicago, 1994, p. 459

Art is a lie that tells the truth

Pablo Picasso

Our OU Art History modules cover a wide and diverse range of objects presenting a stimulating and challenging avenue to visual literacy. Explore art and its histories by studying either for an undergraduate degree (with a concentration in Art History), or for an MA in Art History, or for a Ph.D on a research topic of your choice.

You can contact the Art History academic members via their personal profile pages.

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