The Art of France (ARHT2613)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd written assignment - review of literature/exhibition (40%), 1x2hr visual test (40%), 1x1500wd equivalent presentation and presentation notes (20%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
ARHT1001 and ARHT1002
Study this unit outside a degree
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