Units of Study

ARHT2613 - The Art of France

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Jessica Susan Priebe

Description

This unit of study explores the development of a national tradition of art and architecture in France from the beginnings of absolutism to the eve of the Revolution. Topics of lectures and tutorials include the circumstances leading to the foundation of Academies and the development of academic discourse; the commitment to an official system for educating young artists, both in France and in Rome; the alliance between art and absolutism; the artist and the courtier; the public display of art and the creation of new audiences; the emergence of art criticism and architectural theory; the portrayal of daily life, landscape and erotic subjects in relation to major currents of Enlightenment thought.

Assessments

1x1000wd Exhibition essay (40%), 1x2-hr visual test (40%), 1xExhibition Project (250wd plan,10 minute presentation,250wd posting) (20%)

Textbooks

Course Reader

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002

Prohibitions

ARHT2013

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

A timetable is not available for this session.
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