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2021-2022 University Catalog 
2021-2022 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

AHST 408 18th & 19th Century Art

3 credits 45.0 hours
400 level undergraduate course

In the eighteenth century, the Enlightenment sparked revolutions on both sides of the Atlantic. Artistic patronage thus shifted and the role of the artist changed drastically. Throughout the nineteenth century, industrialization dominated urban centers, once fledgling republics established nations, the slave trade became illegal, and women’s suffrage movements began to organize. In this course, students will consider how artists responded to these rapid socio-political changes and revolutionized art by engaging with their contemporary circumstances. We will explore the work of familiar favorites as well as relatively unknown artists working in various media-painting, sculpture, photography, and illustration-to investigate how they subverted pictorial conventions to offer a modern visual language.

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

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.