Introduction to the major artistic movements in France from 1750 to 1950. Explore how artists both portrayed and influenced society during these two centuries, a period that witnessed such dramatic events as the French Revolution and two World Wars, as well as the rise of industrialization and the creation of the modern city. Learn how to “read” images, both by comparing them with images from earlier periods, as well as by placing them in their historical context.
Paris was the uncontested capital of the art world during the period we are studying, and so it is only natural that we will go on a three-day trip to the French capital. We will visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, but you will also have the chance to discover some of the city’s smaller, more intimate museums.
Course-related fee: A fee will be charged for a three-day study tour to Paris (Fall 2019 fee = $345).
Department: Art History