|| AH20220 |
|| 19TH CENTURY ART 1:EUROPE,BRITAIN AND AMERICA 1840-1900 |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Ms Moira M Vincentelli |
|| Semester 1 |
|| Mrs Kathleen T Talbot |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours. |
|| Other || Workshops 10 x 1.5 hrs |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 CAL test||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay written in class - questions one week in advance ||25%|
|Semester Assessment|| 2500 word essay ||50%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. identify the principle art tendencies in European painting 1840-1900 and will be able to discuss key images in relation to these.
2. be able to read critically some of the theoretical and art historical literature on nineteenth century European painting and be able to recognise the problems of categorisations of artists and movements.
3. develop expertise in note-taking, library research, essay writing, and the presentation of ideas in class discussion.
The course will introduce students to some of the main issues and debates around the visual arts in Britain, Europe and America 1840-1900. It will deal primarily with French and British art but will also include material relating to Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Belgium and America and will examine the social context of the production of art including academies, exhibitions, training and artists groups. Students will be encouraged to look critically at the categorisations used in relation to nineteenth century art such as Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and Symbolism and at the concept of modernity and the rise of notions of the avant-garde. Key theoretical texts will be introduced for class discussion. Students will have set reading for the seminars and a key image to be prepared for each lecture.
There will be a 1-hour lecture and a one-and-a-half hour workshop each week.
the course will be taught by Moira Vincentelli and Kathy Talbot.
The course will enable the student
1. to identify the principle art tendencies in European painting 1840-1900 and will be able to discuss key images in relation to these.
2. to be able to read critically some of the theoretical and art historical literature on nineteenth century European painting and be able to recognise the problems of categorisations of artists and movements.
3. to develop expertise in note-taking, library resaerch, essay writing, and the presentation of ideas in class discussion
Denvir,B (1992) Post-Impressionism London
Thames and Hudson Dolphin
Eisenman, Stephen (1994) Nineteenth Century Art - A Critical History
Frascina, Blake,Fer,Garb, Harrison (1993) Modernity and Modernism - French Painting in the Nineteenth Century
Yale: Open University
Frascina,F. and Harris,J (1992) Art in Modern Culture, an Anthology of Critical Texts
Open University, Phaidon,
Garb, Tamar (1998) Bodies of Modernity, Figure and Flesh in fin de siecle France
Thames and Hudson, London
Greenhalgh, Paul (2001) Art Nouveau 1890-1914
Victoria & Albert Museum
Jacobs, Michael, (1985) The Good and Simple Life: Artist Colonies in Europe and America
Laughton, Bruce (1991) The Drawings of Millet and Daumier
New Haven, Yale
Lubern, Nina (2001) Rural Artists' colonies in Europe 1870-1910
M. Pointon, Marcia (1990) Naked Authority - the Nude in Western Painting
MacKenzie, John (1995) Orientalism, History, Theory and the Arts
Pollock, Griselda (1988) Vision and Difference, Femininity, Feminism and the Histories of Art
New York, Routledge
Said, Edward (1978) Orientalism.
London, Routledge and Kegan Paul
Sarah Simmons (1979) Daumier, Oresko
Smith, Paul (1993) Impressionism, Beneath the Surface
Treuherz, J (1993) Victorian Painting
London Thames and Hudson Dolphin
Varnedoe, K., (1987) Caillebotte,
Weisberg, Gabriel Realism
(1996) Caillebotte, the Unknown Impressionist
Royal Academy catalogue
This module is at CQFW Level 5