ARTH275 - IMPRESSIONISM

This course surveys the major trends in European art of the tumultuous decades stretching from French Revolution of 1789 to the rise of realism in the mid-nineteenth century. Starting with Jacques-Louis Davis revolutionary history paintings, we study Napoleonic representations of empire, Goya's imagery of violence, romantic representations of madness and desire, Friedrich's nationalist landscapes, as well as the politicized realism of Courbet. Some of the themes that are addressed include: the revolutionary hero, the birth of the public museum, the anxious masculinity of romanticism, the rise of industry and bourgeois culture, the beginnings of photography, the quest for national identity and, not least, the orgins of the modernist painting. Throughout, we recover the original radicality of art's formal and conceptual innovations at times of political and social crisis. We focus on the history of French painting, but include sculpture, photography, visual culture and the development of the modern city, in England, Germany and Spain.
Distributional course in Arts & Letters (class of 09 and prior)
Section 401 - LEC
MW 1200PM-0100PM
LINDSAY, SUZANNE GLOVER
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A2
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Section 402 - REC
T 0900AM-1000AM
KAUFFMAN, ALEXANDER
    Section 403 - REC
    T 1230PM-0130PM
    ANTONUCCI, MARICA F
    HAGAN, STEPHANIE ANNE
    JAFFE BUILDING 113
      Section 404 - REC
      CANCELED
      HAGAN, STEPHANIE ANNE
        Section 405 - REC
        M 0330PM-0430PM
        ANTONUCCI, MARICA F
        HAGAN, STEPHANIE ANNE
        FISHER-BENNETT HALL 406
          Section 406 - REC
          R 1200PM-0100PM
          KAUFFMAN, ALEXANDER
          JAFFE BUILDING 113
            Section 407 - REC
            F 0200PM-0300PM
            KAUFFMAN, ALEXANDER
            JAFFE BUILDING B17