The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century - Otis College of Art and Design

Kadanze
Online

Free

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  • Course
  • Online
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

This Art History course investigates the role of the French avant-garde in developing and showcasing new modern forms and approaches to art and visual culture in the 19th century.

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Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Online

What you'll learn on the course

Painting
Art
Modernity
Realism
Post-Impressionism

Course programme

The material addresses the most critical issues of modernity from Realism through Post-Impressionism. We will cover the stylistic changes that challenged academic art, the new subjects that confounded modern audiences, and the new roles and authority of the modern artist. To do this, we will focus on the European world through a series of video podcasts and online readings over five weeks. By the end of the course, you will understand the issues of modernity and the way that art and art-making addressed these issues as well as recognize the profound impact that 19th century Europe had in shaping our contemporary ideas of being “modern.”