This course examines the early formation of modern European visual culture, from Realism to the threshold of the 20th century. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography are discussed in relation to various historical and ideological developments, including industrial capitalism and the rise of bourgeois society; urban culture and mass media; leisure and tourism; new gender roles; and European imperialism. The movements of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism are treated in depth.
One 1000-level Art History course
“The artworks and artists chosen are all very interesting.”
“A very great overview of the 19th century art but at the same time have in-depth discussion.”
“The structure of the course is very clear and the content is very comprehensive and intellectually intensive.”
“Fun, challenging and productive.”
“The course examines art historical issues thoroughly backed up with lots of background information.”
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