Survey of Western Art History: Part III

ART HIS X 446.3

Delve into the art and architecture of the 1700 through 1800s in this lecture course, which includes artists like Degas, Monet and van Gogh

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What you can learn.

  • Focus on a period that saw the dawn of the Enlightenment and the Industrial Revolution
  • Learn about the invention of photography
  • Learn how artists and patrons responded to world events and how the art world changed

About this course:

This art history survey looks at art and architecture from the beginning of the 1700s through the end of the 1800s. Focusing on a period that saw the dawn of the Enlightenment, the birth of the United States, the threat of Napoleon, the Industrial Revolution, and the invention of photography, the class explores how artists and their patrons responded to each of these events in ways that forever changed the way we understand art. The class looks at artists, including: Goya, Courbet, Degas, Monet, and van Gogh. We trace the development of architecture from Neoclassical monuments like Monticello to the arrival the skyscraper. And, finally, we see how photography developed as an art medium. The class is lecture- and discussion-based and includes two field trips to museums to look at art that is covered in class.

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