• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History

This course opens up a rich archive of nineteenth to early twentieth century art in Australia and Europe. Drawing together genres and themes in Victorian and Edwardian art and design, the course explores changes from historicist and narrative art to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Aesthetes, and exoticism, impressionism and post-impressionism. Central to these movements is the industrialisation of societies, and the ways the shifts were expressed in art and design through visual constructions of nature and culture, history and myth, and the arts and crafts in the British Empire and Australia.

The role of patronage, the commercial machinations of colonial society, and approaches to fostering art education are also examined for their significance on shaping Australian art.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Students gain the ability to identify many of the artists’ works studied during the course and to articulate their key characteristics both verbally and in writing
  2. Students gain the ability to identify and use diverse methodological approaches to the writing of art history
  3. Students develop research skills particular to the inter-disciplinary nature of this course and learn to think critically and exercise objectivity in interpreting art as a cultural expression

Indicative Assessment

1. 1,500 word tutorial paper (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3]

2. 2,500 word essay (50%) [Learning Outcomes 2, 3]

3. Image test (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of courses towards an ANU degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH6097.

Prescribed Texts

  • Rosenblum, Robert, Art of the Nineteenth Century: Painting and Sculpture, Thames & Hudson, London, 1984
  • Smith, Bernard, Documents in Art and Taste in Australia 1770-1914, Melbourne University Press, 1975
  • Trumble, Angus (ed.) Love and Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2002

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3029 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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