ARTH 360: Nineteenth-Century European Art

ARTH 360-001: Art and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
(Fall 2019)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Fall 2019

The Nineteenth Century is the period during which modern art developed its characteristic strategies and behavioral patterns: an insistence on innovation, originality, and individuality; a contentious involvement with tradition; a critical relationship with both institutional and commercial culture; and a somewhat strained allegiance with radical politics and alternative subcultures.  Beginning with the art of the pre-Revolutionary period and ending with the Impressionists, this course will include discussion of the impact of the revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848, the Napoleonic presence abroad, the shift from history painting to scenes of everyday life, landscape painting as an autonomous art form, and attitudes toward sexuality.  The course stresses French artists such as David, Ingres, Delacroix, Courbet, Manet, and Monet, but also includes Goya, Constable, Turner, and Friedrich. 


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Movements from neoclassicism to symbolism discussed in relation to social, cultural, political, and technological changes in Europe. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 24 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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