WGSS 254
Manet to Matisse Spring 2015
Division II
Cross-listed WGSS 254 / ARTH 254
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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.
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; a field trip to The Metropolitan Museum and MOMA may also be required
Prerequisites: two semesters of ARTH 101-102-103 or permission of the 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 254 Division II ARTH 254 Division I

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