Nineteenth Century Art in Europe
This course will provide a survey of European art and visual culture from the end of the eighteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century, predominantly covering artistic production from France, Britain, Germany, and Spain. Covering major art movements, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism, this course will consist of a roughly chronological examination of stylistic developments in painting, sculpture, photography, and decorative arts. Emphasis is placed on contextualizing art forms within a broad historical framework in order to show the connections between visual cultural production and the political, social, economic, and technological orders of the time. This includes an examination of the impact of dominant political-economic interests such as social and scientific revolution, race and imperialism, and modernity and innovation, on the arts.