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2017-2018 University Catalog 
2017-2018 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

AHST 408 Art in an Age of Revolution

Division of Liberal Arts

3 credits 45.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

In the wake of the Enlightenment, eighteenth and nineteenth-century European artists lived during an era of political revolution and artistic development. Students will study Neoclassical and Romantic art from roughly 1750 to 1850, and learn about the rise of the French Salon, the Academy, monarchical patronage, and imperial propagandistic imagery. To understand how artists broke the boundaries of established forms, students will consider those who pictorially challenged power, who benefited from court-life, who established professional practices, and who worked in exile, such as: Piranesi, Canova, David, Vigée Le Brun, Ingres, Géricault, Delacroix, Goya, Friedrich, Runge, Reynolds, Kauffmann, Constable, and Turner.
With class field trips, students will experience works of art first-hand.

Prerequisites COMP*102, COMP*102E, COMP*112, or COMP*112H

Priority enrollment for students who minor in Art History
This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill an art history elective, liberal arts elective, or free elective requirement.