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ARHT2618: French Art, Salon to Cezanne

This unit treats French Art in terms of the cultural structures that allowed academic art, Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to emerge. Mainstream art is studied alongside emerging avant-gardes. Other topics include nationalism, exoticism, and peripheral versus metropolitan modernism.

Code ARHT2618
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. To provide students with a solid understanding of the history of art produced in France between 1850–1900.
  • LO2. To introduce students to the key art historical skill of visual analysis through the interpretation of art.
  • LO3. To develop students’ verbal and written skills to interpret art in its historical and cultural context.
  • LO4. To engage students with current debates about the canon of French art from the Salon to the Post-Impressionism of Cézanne.
  • LO5. To provide a foundational knowledge base for the more advanced study of the history of art in senior level courses within the Department of Art History.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.