Costello

Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (3 cr.)

This class will explore painting in France from approximately 1865 to 1900. Mixing lectures and classroom discussion, we will focus on individual artists including Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, Georges Seurat, Vincent van Gogh, and Paul Cezanne. We will also consider and discuss a set of critical issues surrounding these painters, including the politics of gender and class within the changing urban setting of Paris.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 558

Methods of Art History (3 Cr.)

This seminar surveys approaches the study of art and visual culture from art history's origins as a discipline to the present day. We will study a range of works of art and interrogate many of the essential terms of art historical study. Frequent guest lectures will be featured.
Instructor permission required.

Jacques-Louis David: Revolution (3 cr.)

This class will consider the painting of Jacques-Louis David with particular reference to ideas of revolution broadly conceived. Using a seminar format, we will combine close reading and looking, exploring primary and secondary readings to consider issues of classicism, politics, eroticism, and aesthetics in the work of this central figure in art history. Cross-listed with HART 355(13444).