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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AH 225 Nineteenth Century Art

This course charts the development of art from Rococo to Post-Impressionism. It examines the relationship between this stylistic transformation and the century’s rapid political, economic, and social changes. Students will gain insight into the integral relationship between modern art and modernity by studying works of art in the context of revolution, industrialization, imperialism, emancipation, and other dramatic sociopolitical events that shaped the century. Our focus will shift between art produced in Western Europe and elsewhere, especially in former and current colonies in North America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Study includes visits to the area’s premiere collections of nineteenth-century art.