|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 seminars|
|Workload Breakdown||Taught sessions - 10 hours Seminars - 3 hours General reading - 15 hours Research and revision for the examination - 50 hours Research and writing for the research test - 15 hours Preparation for seminars - 7 hours|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Research Test Formative assessment: 500 word written research test to offer definitions of key art historical terms.||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Examination One 2-hour 'seen' examination (questions to be issued one week before the examination date).||70%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Demonstrate knowledge of key issues in European art and their wider cultural and social contexts in the period 1800-1900.
Demonstrate an understanding of key concepts and theories, style labels, movements, critical texts and the historical contexts for the production of art.
Frane a response to questions and develop an argument in appropriate written material.
Demonstrate a sound knowledge of appropriate bibliographic and other research materials.
This module is Core for first year Art History students. It is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the European visual arts between 1800 and 1900 in their social, cultural and intellectual contexts.
This module provides a comprehensive survey of Europen art and its social and cultural contexts from 1800-1900. It explores key issues in the visual arts and material culture within their wider cultural contexts and seeks to stimulate an understanding of a range of political, social and institutional forces, such as: challenges to academic institutions and traditions, the professionalization of the artist, the rise of a middle-class art market, the growth of industrial production and new transport and communication systems, the beginnings of a modern consumer culture, the influence of the popular press and the rise of art criticism in a Europe disrupted by war, popular uprisings and nationalistic movements.
Typically, lectures will cover the following topics:
- Romanticism and Visual Culture in Europe: An Overview
- British Romantic Landscapes: Turner, Constable and their Contempories
- German Romanticism: Revivals and Innovations in Painting seminar
- French Romanticism: Painting and Culture
- The Birth of Photography in mid 19th-century France and Britain
- Realism and the Representation of the Everyday seminar
- Pre-Raphaelitism: Painting, Poetry, Criticism
- Impressionism and French Painting in the 1860s and 70s
- Industrializataion, Consumerism and the Arts in Victorian Britain seminar
- Symbolism and Late Impressionism in France and Belgium
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number|
|Communication||Taught (lectures and seminars) and in written assignments|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Reflecting upon the outcome of the earlier, shorter formative assessment to develop skills in the larger written assignment and through discussion in seminars.|
|Information Technology||As above (2: Research Skills) particularly in the use of museum websites to research objects and images.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||The module will highlight the importance of picture research, visual analysis and the development of professional writing skills stressing these as necessary for the development of a career as a professional art historian working in diverse areas of the discipline, such as museums, art galleries and universities.|
|Research skills||The written assessments require effective use of library and internet facilities, in particular the use of image banks and museum websites.|
|Subject Specific Skills||Visual literacy, visual and verbal analysis.|
|Team work||Through group work for seminar readings.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4