WGSS 253
Art in the Age of the Revolution, 1760-1860 Fall 2014
Division II
Cross-listed WGSS 253 / ARTH 253
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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.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
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
Prerequisites: two semesters of ARTH 101-102, 103 or permission of instructor
Distributions: Division II
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under ARTH; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under WGSS
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 253 Division I ARTH 253 Division I

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