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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- 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
- Students gain the ability to identify and use diverse methodological approaches to the writing of art history
- 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
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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Workload130 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
- 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
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