FINE2027. The formation of modernity: Art in Europe, 1840-1890

6 credits


This course examines the early formation of modern European visual culture, from Realism to Impressionism. The underlying historical theme will be the rise of bourgeois society. Painting, sculpture, printmaking, and photography will be discussed in the context of related ideological issues such as industrial capitalism, mass media, urban leisure, tourism, new gender roles, and European imperialism.

Assessment: 100% coursework.
Prerequisite: One 1000-level Fine Arts course.