WGSS 253 Fall 2014 Art in the Age of the Revolution, 1760-1860

Cross Listed as ARTH253
A social history beginning with art of the pre-Revolutionary period and ending with realism. Major topics include changing definitions of neoclassicism and romanticism, the dramatic impact of the revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848, the monarchies and republics framing the Napoleonic Empire, the shift from history painting to scenes of everyday life, and landscape painting as an autonomous art form. We will also consider proscriptions and controversies in art-making and representation during this period.The course stresses French artists such as Greuze, Vigée-Lebrun, David, Ingres, Delacroix, Géricault, Corot, and Courbet, but also includes Goya, Constable, Turner, and Friedrich.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: two-page position paper related to assigned readings, hour test, and final exam or research paper; a conference at the Clark Art Institute and a field trip to New York may also be required
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Prerequisites: two semesters of ARTH 101-102, 103 or permission of instructor
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Distribution Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
Divisional Attributes: Division II
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Enrollment Limit: 30
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Class Number: 1060
WGSS 253 - 01 (F) LEC Art Age Revolution, 1760-1860 Division 2: Social Studies Carol Ockman
MW 11:00 AM-12:15 PM Lawrence 003 1060
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