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Impressionism

Subject Area
Course Number
ARTH 276 920
Course Code
ARTH276920
Course Key
67212
Day(s)
Monday
Wednesday
Friday
Time
5:00pm-7:30pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
5:00pm-7:30pm
Instructor
Primary Program
Course Description
Impressionism opened the pictorial field to light, perception, science, modernity, bourgeoise leisure and famously the material qualities of paint itself.  This course will survey the movement's major contexts and proponents--Manet, Monet, Morisot, Cezanne, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Rodin--from its origins in the 1860's to its demise in the 1890's, as well as its subsequent adaptions throughout the world until World War I.  Particular attention is paid to the artists' critical reception and the historical conditions which allowed one nation, France, to claim the emergence of early Modernism so firmly for itself.  The course also analyzes the effects of the rapidly changing social and cultural fabric of Paris, and its affects on artistic developments.  We also look outside of France's borders to Germany and Britain.

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