19th Century European Art

ARTH-A341 — Fall 2020

Painting of men riding horses.
Michelle Facos
Radio/Television 245
Days and Times
MW 2:30-3:45 p.m.
Course Description

This course surveys the most dynamic century in human history, relying on paintings and sculptures to help tell its fascinating story. Government scandals, anti-establishment rebellions, abandonment and starvation in the guise of liberation, world’s fairs, and miraculous inventions like the train and rotary printing press are all part of the story of the long 19th century (1750-1900). We’ll explore the ways artists responded to and shaped events from England to Russia and Norway to Spain, paying special attention to the multiple meanings works of art had at the time they were produced.