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5 Sessions / 10 hours of work per session
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English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Modernity, Realism, Post-Impressionism, 19th Century Modern Art, Artistic Genius
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The Modern Genius: Art and Culture in the 19th Century

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Free
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Skill Level
Beginner
Video Transcripts
English, Spanish; Castilian, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese
Topics
Modernity, Realism, Post-Impressionism, 19th Century Modern Art, Artistic Genius
Course Description

This Art History course investigates the role of the French avant-garde in developing and showcasing new modern forms and approaches to art and visual culture in the 19th century. The material addresses the most critical issues of modernity from Realism through Post-Impressionism. We will cover the stylistic changes that challenged academic art, the new subjects that confounded modern audiences, and the new roles and authority of the modern artist. To do this, we will focus on the European world through a series of video podcasts and online readings over five weeks. By the end of the course, you will understand the issues of modernity and the way that art and art-making addressed these issues as well as recognize the profound impact that 19th century Europe had in shaping our contemporary ideas of being “modern.”

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Session 1: Modernity and Realism (October 23, 2018)
Becoming Modern
8 lessons
1. Modernity and Realism: Becoming Modern 1
2. Modernity and Realism: Becoming Modern 2
3. Modernity and Realism: Becoming Modern 3
4. Modernity and Realism: Becoming Modern 4
5. Modernity and Realism: Painting the Real 5
6. Modernity and Realism: Painting the Real 6
7. Modernity and Realism: Painting the Real 7
8. Modernity and Realism: Painting the Real 8
Session 2: The Visual Culture of Modern Europe: New Technologies, New Venues, New Ideas (October 30, 2018)
Century Photography & Manet: Realism beyond Courbet
7 lessons
1. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 1
2. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 2
3. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 3
4. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 4
5. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 5
6. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 6
7. The Visual Culture of Modern Europe 7
Session 3: Impressionism: Problems and Issues Then and Now (November 6, 2018)
Impressionism: The Heroization of Modern Life, Complications with Painting and Envisioning Modern Sculpture
9 lessons
1. Impressionism 1
2. Impressionism 2
3. Impressionism 3
4. Impressionism 4
5. Impressionism 5
6. Impressionism 6
7. Impressionism 7
8. Impressionism 8
9. Impressionism 9
Session 4: Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius (November 13, 2018)
Post Impressionism: Cezanne’s Critique, Beyond Cezanne: George Seurat, Gaugin and Myth and Primitivism and Van Gogh – Beyond the Myth of Artistic Genius
8 lessons
1. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 1
2. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 2
3. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 3
4. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 4
5. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 5
6. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 6
7. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 7
8. Post-Impressionism and Artistic Genius 8
Session 5: Edges and Resistance (November 20, 2018)
The Arts and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau
2 lessons
1. Edges and Resistance 1
2. Edges and Resistance 2
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