Fine Arts | 19th Century European Art
A341 | 5497 | Facos
Survey the most significant developments in painting, sculpture and
architecture in Europe from the French Revolution in 1889 to the
World’s Fair of 1900. We’ll cover all corners of Europe - from
Norway to Italy and France to Russia. We will examine the cultural
and historical contexts in which these works were produced:
colonialism, Napoleonic wars, industrialization and urbanization,
rising nationalism, changing political and social structures, in
order to interpret their meanis for contemporary audiences and to
understand what they can tell us about the past.
Format: 2 lectures weekly, with videos, in-class
assignments and discussions.
3 quizzes, 5 short (2 pt), assignments, essay final,
3 3-page papers (1 film response, 1 research paper, 1 response to
story/novel). Films will be viewed on students’ own time, outside of
Readings: A survey text, perhaps a short history text, a
course packet, and a short story of short novel.