Art & the Modern World

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Art & the Modern World

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This course examines the developments that take place in French art from the mid-nineteenth century until the turn of the twentieth century. This is one of the most exciting periods in the history of art, when long-established traditions are challenged, when art practice is affected by social and political considerations. At a time when France is the focus of artistic innovation, the module will concentrate on developments there, with lectures on, for example, the defiant realism of Gustave Courbet, Edouard Manet's paintings of modern Paris, the world of the Impressionist painters and the individualism of Post-Impressionist artists such as Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. In addition to examining artists and art movements, other considerations will include the significance of display in the context of temporary exhibitions, Great Exhibitions and museums; the influence of new art forms such as photography and non-Western art; the impact of urban expansion and industrialisation; the role of patronage.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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