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This course will analyse how French art of the latter nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century relates to social and cultural evolution and characterises the changing artistic relationship between artists and the public in the period. From the Symbolists’ fascination with dream-like states of being to the Surrealists’ Freudian-based dream imagery, students on the course will also encounter the colour and form of Post-Impressionists van Gogh, Gauguin, Seurat and Cézanne, the decadence of Toulouse-Lautrec’s fin-de-siècle Paris and the new visual language of Cubism. Download Course Guide
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course analyses in detail developments in art in France from c.1880 to c.1939. Stylistic, iconographic technical and ideological connections and differences within the visual material examined will be highlighted, as will changing relations with contemporary artistic work elsewhere in Europe. The course will consist of tutor-led seminars and student-led presentations and follow-up class question and answer sessions/discussions.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: Two 3,500 word essays (30% each); 1 one hour visual based test of one hour (30%); class participation (10%)
Group and individual verbal and written formative feedback will be given on the seminar presentations and discussions.