Explore the century that gave us our modern world: light-bulbs, steam engines, reproductive technologies, the mass media, phonographs, telegraphs, telephones, factories, the middle class, globalization, condoms, antisepsis, even computers! How did artists respond to and participate in an era of rapid change not unlike our own?
A time of paradigm shifts in Western ways of understanding the world, the nineteenth century in Europe saw the emergence of the ideals of the French Revolution, the concept of childhood, Freudian psychoanalysis, Marxism, and Darwinian evolutionary theory, among other new ideas.
The nineteenth-century legacy also includes darker aspects of modernity related to its privileging of white middle-class men, such as colonialism and racial and sexual inequalities. Prof. Nancy Rose Marshall will be teaching AH 350/707: 19th Century Painting in Europe TR 11:00am–12:15pm this spring 2021 semester. To see this course and our other course offerings please click here.