ARTH 254 Spring 2015 Manet to Matisse

Cross Listed as WGSS254
A social history of French painting from 1860 to 1900, beginning with the origins of modernism in the work of Courbet and Manet. Among the topics to be discussed are the rebuilding of Paris under Napoleon III; changing attitudes toward city and country in Impressionist and Symbolist art; the impact of technology, industrialization, and imperialism; the gendering of public spaces, and the prominent place of women in representations of modern life. The course addresses vanguard movements such as Impressionism and Post-Impressionism and the styles of individual artists associated with them, as well as the work of academic painters.
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; a field trip to The Metropolitan Museum and MOMA may also be required
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Prerequisites: two semesters of ARTH 101-102-103 or permission of the 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 I
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Enrollment Limit: 30
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Class Number: 3091
ARTH 254 - 01 (S) LEC Manet to Matisse Division 1: Languages and the Arts Cancelled 3091
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