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ARHT3617: British Art and Empire

This unit critically analyses the role of the visual arts in mediating the experience of urbanism in 19th-century Britain and its function across a global Empire. We undertake an in-depth study of the rich holdings of this art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Code ARHT3617
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in Art History

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

  • LO1. exercise sophisticated skills of visual and spatial observation and analysis of works of art, architecture, and visual culture
  • LO2. demonstrate understanding of the depth and complexity of art and the relationships between art and specific historical, cultural, and social contexts in a diverse range of global examples
  • LO3. exhibit knowledge of the diversity and multiplicity of materials and techniques that comprise art as it is practiced worldwide, and recognise and distinguish between materials and techniques
  • LO4. engage with the physical presence and contexts in museums, sites, and other settings of artworks and spaces encountered first hand and in situ
  • LO5. use a variety of tools and methods to research artworks and sites, and critically evaluate sources of information about artworks
  • LO6. demonstrate specific and in-depth knowledge of particular periods, forms, genres, and areas within the larger field of art history
  • LO7. participate actively in communicating and presenting in oral, written, and digital forms
  • LO8. explore artworks in their relation to other cultural forms and modes of expression.

Unit outlines

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