19th-Century European & Italian Art History
ARTH361 19th-Century European & Italian Art History3
The course aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of the developments of the arts in the 19th century within the wider context of the political, social, technological and cultural “revolutions” of the period. The course will be articulated along two main trajectories, one chronological and one thematic. The chronological frame will enable students to follow and compare the developments of the arts in Europe and Italy from Neoclassicism to the beginning of Modernism, focusing on major masters and movements. Within this frame, crucial aspects will be explored thematically. Specific attention will be devoted to 19th century artists' affirmation of genres (landscape, portrait, history, life paintings, and sacred art). The course will also focus on artists and public exhibitions, museums, art critics, the Arts and Crafts movement, and the birth of mass production.
(See syllabus below. An updated syllabus will be posted at the beginning of each term.)
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