ARTH 253 Fall 2012 Art in the Age of the Revolution, 1760-1860

Cross Listed as WGSS253
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 impact of the revolutions of 1789, 1830, and 1848, the Napoleonic Empire, the shift from history painting to scenes of everyday life, landscape painting as an autonomous art form and attitudes toward race and sexuality. The course stresses French artists such as Greuze, Vigee-Lebrun, David, Ingres, Delacroix, Gericault, Corot, and Courbet, but also includes Goya, Constable, Turner, and Friedrich.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: two quizzes, 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: ArtH 101-102 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 I
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Enrollment Limit: 30
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Class Number: 1323
ARTH253-01(F) LEC Art Age Revolution, 1760-1860 Division 1: Languages and the Arts Carol Ockman
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Lawrence 003 1323
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