French Art, Salon to Post-Impressionism (ARHT2618)


This unit treats a familiar area of French Art in terms of the cultural structures that allowed academic art, Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism to emerge. Mainstream art will be studied alongside emerging avant-garde spaces. The language of art criticism will provide a key to the politics of the painted surface and ethics of the female nude. Other topics for study will include nationalism, exoticism, and peripheral as opposed to metropolitan modernism.

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


1x2500wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd written exercise (30%), participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

ARHT1001 and ARHT1002



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