- Professor Christiana Payne (Professor - Oxford Brookes University)
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Essay (2000 words)||60%|
|Semester Assessment||Reflective log (1500 words)||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Comparative Essay (1000 words)||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay (2000 words)||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Reflective log (1500 words)||20%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Comparative Essay (1000 words)||20%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
1. Describe and interpret the meaning of artworks using appropriate visual vocabulary.
2. Compare artworks produced in different contexts and for different purposes.
3. Interpret primary and secondary sources.
4. Construct and justify a written argument about works of art and their historical contexts using the appropriate scholarly apparatus.
5. Reflect on their own learning.
This module examines the history of art in Europe during the long-eighteenth century, and situates these artistic debates and transformations amid their economic, social, and cultural contexts. It aims to, first, acquaint you with the key artists, movements, and contexts for understanding this period in the history of art; and second, help you begin to develop key art historical skills: including describing, analysing, and comparing works of visual art; conducting independent research; constructing and communicating interpretations and arguments about artworks; and contextualizing these interpretations and arguments in a historical framework.
a. Workshop: Visual Analysis
2. Charles Le Brun and the rise of Academies
a. Workshop: Reflective Practice
a. Workshop: Secondary Sources
4. The Enlightenment and Culture I: Art’s New Public
5. The Enlightenment and Culture II: Observing Nature
a. Seminar: Edmund Burke on the Sublime
6. The Enlightenment and Culture III: A Taste for the Antique
7. The Enlightenment and Culture IV: Art and Revolution
a. Workshop: Primary Sources
8. Assessment Preparation Week
9. The Enlightenment and Culture V: The Global Enlightenment
10. Painting for Napoléon
11. Early Romanticism
a. Seminar: Romantic Aesthetics
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||n/a|
|Communication||Articulating ideas orally in seminar discussions and textually through comparative visual analysis, reflective research diary, and essay.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflective research diary asks student to reflect on their participating in their own learning in the context of developing a research project.|
|Information Technology||Conducting research through library catalogues, online scholarly databases and museum websites; organizing their own research materials and notes to compile diary; engaging with digital platforms like Blackboard and Turnitin.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Development of key skills, including professional presentation of research using MLA style, and reflective practice.|
|Problem solving||In seminar preparation and discussion, essay research and writing.|
|Research skills||In seminar preparation, conducting research for reflective research diary and essay.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Ability to visually analyze works of art, set them in their historical context, and construct arguments about their meaning and significance.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4