FINE2026. The age of revolution: Art in Europe, 1770-1840

6 credits


This course examines the radical transformation in European art from the age of kings to the age of revolutions, c.1770-1840. Painting, sculpture, and printmaking will be discussed in relation to various historical developments, including the decline of aristocratic culture and Christianity; the rise of science, industry, and democracy; and the emergence of modern notions of nature, individuality, and primitivism. The movements of Neoclassicism and romanticism are treated in depth.

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