ARTH3455 Nineteenth Century Art
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: ARTH1101 Introduction to Art or ARTH2211 Art History Survey 1 and ENGL1105 Composition and Argumentation
The course is a survey of the visual arts in Europe. By taking into account cultural and historical developments we will explore art that was produced between 1760 and 1890s. Major artistic movements are discussed, from Neoclassicism to Symbolism. Readings and class discussions emphasize stylistic developments, materials, and the voice and concerns of the artists.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
To familiarize students with the visual culture of Europe between 1760 and 1890s.
To understand the relationship between artistic production and particular social and historical contexts.
To understand the social conditions that influenced the creation of art works.
To explore the formal qualities of the artistic production from the time period
Students who complete this course will be able to:
Recognize manners of representation common to the visual culture of Europe and the United States between 1760 and 1890s.
Engage in detailed visual observation of artistic production.
Articulate the role of social and historical developments that influenced the creation of art works.
Identify major works of European art from the time period.
Book: Nineteenth Century European Art, by Petra ten-Doeschatte Chu, 3rd. ed. Prentice Hall 2011