WGSS 254 Spring 2013 Manet to Matisse

Cross Listed as ARTH254
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 imperialism and international trade; 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: hour test and final exam or research paper; a conference at the Clark Art Institute and field trip to The Metropolitan Museum and MOMA and/or The MFA in Boston may also be required
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Prerequisites: ArtH 101-102
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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: 3356
WGSS254-01(S) LEC Manet to Matisse Division 2: Social Studies Carol Ockman
TR 11:20 AM-12:35 PM Lawrence 231 3356
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