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A survey of late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century art and architecture in Europe and the United States, with consideration of influence from other cultures and nationalities such as Japan and Northern Africa in appropriate period contexts. Discussions commence with transformations in art and visual culture in France and the United States during the revolutionary era, and shift to detail the rise of Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism and other relevant movements. Further topics include the impact of imperialism, colonialism and slavery, the establishment of a bourgeois art market, new media developments such as photography and phantasmagoric spectacles, and the increasingly prominent role of professional female artists.
Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically