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Avery

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Why did you choose to study Art History at St Andrews? 

I decided to study Art History in the first place because I really liked going to art museums. I added Art History to my degree halfway through 2nd Year because of my genuine interest in the subject. I am so glad that I made that decision, as it has shaped my interests and aided me in analysing texts creatively for both of my degree subjects. 

What is your favourite thing about studying Art History at St Andrews? 

I love the breadth of knowledge we are given. We learn how art is influenced by culture, politics, economics, and more. For example, in one of my modules, I learned about governmental appropriation of South African feminist art by foreign states.  

What Art History paper have you written that you are most proud of? Why? 

Although the paper I am most proud of was an International Relations paper for IR3057: Armaments and International Relations, I focused on the impact of Impressionism on the way in which governments during the Interwar period viewed the use of bombs and aerial weapons. I really enjoyed researching the influence of art and Constructivism on government entities.