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HA4012: ART AND SOCIETY IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This course focuses on English art across the eighteenth century, and addresses developments across a range of genres, from portraiture and historical narratives to sporting art and political satires. Artists studied include William Hogarth, Thomas Gainsborough, Joshua Reynolds and Joseph Wright of Derby. This course also considers the broader impact on the visual arts of a burgeoning exhibition culture, the collecting ethos of the Grand Tour and greater European travel, and the intellectual reforms of the Enlightenment age.  Download Course Guide

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Helen Pierce

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either History Of Art (HA) or History (HI)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course focuses on English art across the eighteenth century. It addresses developments across a range of genres, from portraiture and historical narratives to sporting art and satires, in the work of artists including Hogarth, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Wright of Derby. It also considers the broader impact on the visual arts of a burgeoning exhibition culture, the collecting ethos of the Grand Tour, and the intellectual reforms of the Enlightenment age.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (40%); continuous assessment (60%): 1 essay of 3500 words (30%), 1 visual based test of one hour (20%), and class participation (10%).

Resit: Normally no resit available

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Informal verbal feedback on group presentations will be provided by the tutor, with continuous verbal feedback provided in all teaching sessions. Formal written feedback will be provided by the tutor for both student essays, with verbal feedback also available to students as required.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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