|| AH20220 |
|| 19TH CENTURY ART 1:EUROPE,BRITAIN AND AMERICA 1840-1900 |
|| 2001/2002 |
|| Mrs Moira Vincentelli |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 18 Hours |
|| Seminar || 12 Hours |
|| Essay || || 25% |
|| Exam || 3 Hours || 75% |
The module introduces some of the main issues and theoretical debates surrounding the visual arts in Britain, Europe and America. It examines the social context of the production of art including academies, training, the development of avant-garde groups and the rise of the female artist.
The module aims to:
introduce students to some of the main issues and debates around the visual arts in Britain, Europe and America 1840-1900
deal primarily with French and British art but also, in order to place these countries in a wider context, material relating to Germany, Italy, Scandinavia, Belgium and America
examine the social context of the production of art including academies, exhibitions, training, and artists groups
encourage students 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
introduce key theoretical texts for class discussion.
provide a foundation in nineteenth century art history after 1840 and introduce students to: key movements and artists; theoretical ideas; and some of the new approaches to art historical writing which have been particularly significant in relation to this period.
By the end of the module student be able to:
identify the main tendencies and styles in art of the nineteenth century.
recognise and assess different approaches to writing art history.
develop a good knowledge of key artists and art works in the nineteenth century.
develop expertise in writing, word processing, personal organisation and oral skills