19th-Century European Painting
Jul 02, 2000
The century between David's Death of Marat (1793) and Munch's The Scream (1893) was a blur of "isms"––Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Symbolism... Through the works of David, Ingres, Ingres, Delacroix, Degas, Monet, Bouguereau, and others, this course explores the rapid changes m the subjects and styles of 19th-century painting, and links those changes to evolving views on art and artistic creation. Should an artist rely only on nature? Use imagination? Study ancients, moderns, contemporaries? Finally, Dr. Durante shows how the flaws in those theories paved the way for such atrocities as Cubism and Dadaism.