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VISA 3B90
Special Topic in Visual Culture: Art in Revolution: European Art 1750-1850
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course examines European art from the mid-18th century to the mid-19th century. It explores the role of art in the development of modern politics and political discourse in a period of revolution, nationalism, imperialism and propaganda. Against the backdrop of political, scientific, industrial and social revolutions, the course addresses the changing role of the artist, art academies, exhibitions and the art market, the rise of art criticism and modern aesthetics in the work of artists such as Fuseli, Wright of Derby, West, Goya, Greuze, David, Friedrich, GĂ©ricault, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet and many others.
Notes: A "Special Topic" course provides more advanced analysis of a topic of general interest or relevance. This course fulfills 0.5 credit toward the Liberal Studies requirements toward the BFA or B.Des.
Course was last updated June 1, 2011 - 4:24 PM