Art and Revolution in the 19th Century

Parsons School of Design: Art/Design Hist & Theory

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Art & Revolution in the 19th C
Spring 2023
Taught By: Allan Doyle
Section: A

CRN: 13806

Credits: 3

Revolutions, violent uprisings, and colonial interventions: European culture was transformed by a series of social and political upheavals during the 18th and 19th centuries. These destabilizing events intersected with new modes of art production and circulation. New technologies of mechanical reproduction vastly expanded audiences. Moreover, shifting gender and class dynamics transfigured relations at every level of society. These changes radically altered the relation between art and politics. It was in this crucible of social transformation that the modern artist as we have come to know it, emerged. In this course, we will trace this rise of the figure of the ‘painter of modern life,’ focusing on political and institutional changes during the ‘long nineteenth century’ (1750-1900). While we will consider related phenomena in Spain, Mexico, Britain, and Germany, our principal case study will be France, which saw a series of chilling revolutionary moments that directly impacted modern art and politics. Whenever possible, we will work from NYC collections.

Open to all university graduate degree students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art/Design Hist & Theory (PGHT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:20pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:55am - 11:45am
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 1100
Date Range: 1/27/2023 - 5/12/2023
Days: TBD
Times: TBD
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 5/13/2023 - 5/17/2023