History of Art

Monet Soleil Levant

Monet Soleil Levant

Art in the Age of Revolution: French 19th century art                                                    

Tracing intellectual and cultural currents from the beginnings of Revolution through to the fin de siècle, this course will encompass Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Symbolism, and early Modernism in French art. Artists ranging from David, Ingres and Delacroix to Gaugin, Van Gogh and Rodin, and many more, will be studied against the background of this turbulent period of French history.

 

Tutor:                    Julia Weiner 

Time:                     Wednesdays 10.15am – 12.15pm

Dates:                  Sept 20 – Nov 29 (half term Oct 25)

                              Jan 10 – March 21 (half term Feb 14)

                              April 25 – June 13 (half term May 30)

Venue:                 Victoria Hall

Fees:                     HLSI members £95 for a 10-week term

                               £68 for 7-week summer term

                               Non-members £120 for a 10-week term

                              £86 for 7-week summer term

 

Course outline

 

Autumn Term

Week 1 – Introduction to the 19th Century in France – an Age of Revolution

Week 2 – David and Neo-Classicism

Week 3 – Ingres

Week 4 – Géricault

Week 5 – Delacroix

Week 6 – Courbet – Realism

Week 7 – Manet and Paintings of Modern Life

Week 8 – Precursors to Impressionism – Barbizon and Boudin

Week 9 – Monet

Week 10 – Visit to the National Gallery

 

Spring Term

Week 1 – Renoir

Week 2 – Degas

Week 3 – Pissarro and Sisley

Week 4 – The Women Impressionists – Berthe Morisot and Mary Cassatt

Week 5 – Visit to the Courtauld Gallery

Week 6 – Neo-Impressionism – Seurat and his followers

Week 7  – Van Gogh

Week 8  – Gauguin

Week 9  – Cézanne

Week 10 – Visit to the Courtauld Gallery

 

Summer Term

Week 1 – Daumier

Week 2 – Henri Rousseau

Week 3 – Toulouse Lautrec and Montmartre

Week 4 – Symbolism in France

Week 5 – The Nabis

Week 6 – Rodin

Week 7 – Prints and Drawings visit

 

 

SUGGESTED READING

 

 

Author

Title

Publisher

Date

 

Fritz Novotny

Painting and Sculpture in Europe 1780-1880

New Haven & London, Yale University Press

1988

 

 

George Heard Hamilton

 

Painting and Sculpture in Europe 1880-1940

 

 

New Haven & London, Yale University Press

 

1993

 

 

Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces: The Courtauld Collection

Yale University Press

1987

 

David Bomford et al

 

Art in the Making:  Impressionism

 

London, National Gallery

 

1990

 

Richard R. Brettell

 

Impressionism – Painting quickly in France 1860-1890

 

Yale University Press

 

2000

 

David Britt (ed.)

 

Modern Art: Impressionism to Post-Modernism

 

 

London & New York, Thames & Hudson

 

1999

T.J. Clark

The Painting of Modern Life: Paris in the Art of Manet and his Followers

Thames &Hudson

1999

 

Stephen F. Eisenman

 

Nineteenth Century Art: A Critical History

 

 

New York, Thames & Hudson

 

 

2002

Francis Frascina et al

Modernity & Modernism: French Painting in the Nineteenth Century

 

New Haven & London, Yale University Press

1993

Charles Harrison

 

Modernism

London, Tate Publishing

 

1997

John House et al

Impressionism for England, Samuel Courtauld as Patron and Collector

London, Courtauld Institute Galleries

1994

 

Edward Lucie-Smith

 

Symbolist Art

 

London, Thames & Hudson

 

1972

 

John Rewald

 

Studies in Post-Impressionism

 

London, Thames &Hudson

 

1986

 

Belinda Thomson

 

Post-Impressionism

 

London, Tate Publishing

 

1998

See also Two-Day Short Courses: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites