Fine Arts | 19th Century Painting II
A441 | 2037 | Facos
This course will consider the seismic transformations in European culture
and society in the second half of the 19th century as manifested in
painting. Urbanization, political tensions, improved travel and
communications, the repression of women, and the quest for truth' were
just a few of the factors affecting artistic production, from London to
Moscow and Stockholm to Madrid. By examining works by Impressionists,
Pre-raphaelites, Symbolists, Realists, and maverick artists throughout
Europe in their proper contexts, we will come to a better understanding of
the complexities that gave rise to the world in which we now live.
Requirements include: 3 quizzes, short papers, discussion participation,
and a final exam.