30476 - CRITICAL APPROACHES TO THE ARTS II - MODULE II (MODERN ART)
Course taught in English
Go to class group/s: 31
Students are expected to have an effective knowledge of English, both spoken and written.
The course mission is to help students to develop their visual skills, and connect the history of European natural heritage to the history of art, with particular attention to drawing, painting and architecture Early Modern period, from the late sixteenth to the early twentieth century.
This course unravels the history of the European notions of nature and of related concepts in art such as naturalism of representation. Claims to empirical accuracy of drawings and paintings are set against the emerging methods of the natural sciences. Hence, we consider how representations of nature in Early Modern Europe increasingly yielded diverse (and sometimes conflicting) forms of truth. The course is structured as a series of in-depth case studies, and addresses specific drawings, paintings and designed environments in chronological order. The course is divided into three parts:
- Pictorial genres: landscape and still life.
- Design and collections: botanical gardens, menageries, and natural history collections.
- Artistic processes adopted by three artists: Claude, Turner, and Monet.
- Look at art with a critical insight.
- Distinguish between different artistic media and techniques, especially drawings, paintings and prints.
- Consider Europe’s natural heritage in historical perspective.
- Analyse and interpret images, especially paintings and drawings.
- Understand the geographic history of Early Modern Europe.
- Demonstrate understanding of the natural environment in anthropological, ideological and socio-cultural dimensions.
- Face-to-face lectures
- Company visits
- Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
- Interactive class activities (role playing, business game, simulation, online forum, instant polls)
|Continuous assessment||Partial exams||General exam|
Attending students are assessed with a written exam at the end of the course.
To be defined and communicated during the course.