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Gayle Clemans
ART H 380
Seattle Campus

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art

Arts and architecture of Europe and America from Romanticism to the present.

Class description

During the 19th and 20th centuries in Western art, artists drove major stylistic upheavals and aesthetic rebellions. This course examines key artists and movements, including Romanticism, Realism, and Impressionism, the transformation of Academic art, and the development of Modern and Postmodern art.

Student learning goals

Students will: develop visual analytical skills. increase their knowledge of key artists and artistic movements. understand and apply art vocabulary.

General method of instruction

Class sessions will involve analysis of images, discussion, and lectures.

Recommended preparation

No prior art history is necessary.

Class assignments and grading

Course assignments include short writing exercises, a research essay on a topic of your choice, and an optional art-making project. Class participation in discussion is also required.

Grades are assigned on test performance, participation in class discussion, and quality of research and writing.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Gayle Clemans
Date: 09/15/2011