Neoclassicism to Impressionism
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
20 100-level ARTH points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
ARTH 222 surveys European art from the later 18th-century to around 1900, introducing the principal movements, the leading artists and the theoretical concerns of the period. Beginning with Neoclassicism and Romanticism, two international artistic currents that ran parallel as well as counter to each other, the course then examines Realism and Impressionism, movements which emphasised direct reportage and the rendering of nature in new ways. Particular attention will be paid to French and British art, both academic and avant-garde. 100% internal assessment.
Course Learning Objectives
Students who pass this course should be able to:
1. analyse and interpret the art of this period within the relevant social, political and theoretical contexts;
2. gather and organise relevant information and evidence from published material (i.e. secondary sources) and to further your ability to construct an argument using this material;
3. present material which is coherent and well-written and which demonstrates an understanding and application of the conventions of academic writing (including appropriate citation, referencing and documentation).
Image-based Test 25%
Essay, 3000 words 50%
Image-based Test 25%
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