European History: 1780 to 1900
Students will acquire a solid foundation in the historical context of the art of Europe from c.1780 until 1900. Students will be able to articulate the characteristics of the styles, processes, and ideologies and philiosophies of key artists and movements, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, and other modernist movements in France, Italy, Britain, Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. Students will become conversant with selected works of art in terms of style, patronage, reception, and meaning of individual works of art and the artists or movements that spawned them. They will be able to trace the trajectory of future influence of key works of art from this period.
Art Research and Writing
Students will develop art historical research skills by conducting advanced research focused on a single work of art within long nineteenth century. Students will apply methodological approaches acquired in ARTHC 300 to their topic. Students will situate their informed, original ideas within the best art historical publications on their subject. Students will demonstrate familiarity with advanced research skills and best research practices as taught by the course professor and supported the HBLL Art History research guides. Students will apply the formatting of an acceptable style guide with exactness to the completed research paper.