- 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 historical and critical contexts.
3. Locate and 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.
The module aims to introduce first year Art History (and Fine Art students who might take it) to a comprehensive survey of European art and its social and cultural contexts from 1700-1800 and to encourage the development of communication and study skills
This module examines how artists in the nineteenth century responded to the transformations taking place around them, and in so doing transformed art itself. 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 continue 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.
1a. Seminar 1: Eugène Delacroix’s Journals
2. Romanticism in Britain & Germany
3. The Birth of Photography
3a. Seminar 2: William Henry Fox Talbot, The Pencil of Nature, 1844
4. Colonialism and Orientalism
5a. Seminar 3: Gustave Courbet, ‘Letter to Students’ (1861)
7a. Seminar 4: Charles Baudelaire, ‘The Painter of Modern Life’ (1863)
8. Assessment Preparation Week
10a. Seminar 5: Albert Aurier, ‘Symbolism in Painting: Paul Gauguin’ (1891)
11. Paul Cézanne
|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