HISTART 271 - Origins of Modernism: Art and Culture in Nineteenth Century France
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course examines a series of dramatic transformations in nineteenth-century French art, from the emergence of Romanticism to the advent of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. Our objective is to account for a selection of remarkable pictures (by Géricault, Manet, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, Seurat, van Gogh, et al.) and to assess the changing cultural circumstances under which they were produced.

This is the period during which modernist art developed its characteristic strategies and behavioral patterns:

  • A new insistence on individuality and originality;
  • A strained relationship with established artistic traditions
  • An open hostility towards institutional and commercial culture
  • A measured enthusiasm for radical politics and alternative subcultures

Over the course of the semester, we will explore the interrelations between artistic practices and a society radically transformed by revolution, industrialization, and the emergence of consumer capitalism. Lectures and discussion sections focus on the formal and thematic means by which artists sought to picture — and to understand — the advent of modernity.

Textbooks/Other Materials: None. All course readings are available on Canvas

HISTART Distribution Requirements: Europe and the US, Modern and Contemporary

Course Requirements:

Three take-home essays tests and three short in-class quizzes.

  • Each of the three take-home tests counts for 20% of the final grade.
  • Each of the three quizzes counts for 10% of the final grade.
  • Participation in discussion section counts for 10% of the final grade.

Intended Audience:

Undergraduates.

Class Format:

Two 80-minute lectures and one 50-minute discussion section per week.

Schedule

HISTART 271 - Origins of Modernism: Art and Culture in Nineteenth Century France
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11332
Open
71
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: This course is being taught in English and students are auto-enrolled in lecture when they elect a discussion
002 (DIS)
 In Person
15676
Closed
0
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
15677
Open
9
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
15678
Open
22
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
21033
Open
13
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
15679
Open
7
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
22805
Open
20
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM

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