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19th Century Art

4.644 - Graduate Subject
4.641 - Undergraduate Subject

Survey of visual culture from the late 18th century to 1900 with an emphasis on Western Europe and its non-European points of contact. Topics include art and revolution, empire and its image, mythologies of the artist, gender and representation, public exhibitions and the dealer/critic system, and the emergence of the avant-garde. Strikes a balance between historical and contemporary critical perspectives to assess art's engagement with social and political experience. Additional work required of students taking the graduate version.