The effects of the technological, social, and cultural upheaval of the 19th century on traditional ideas about art, design, literature, and journalism; the more radical changes in these media in the 20th century. Study of primary artworks and texts in Washington-area libraries, archives, and museums. The Great Exhibition of 1851, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Arts and Crafts Movement, Aestheticism, and Revival of Printing. John Ruskin, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Julia Margaret Cameron, Elizabeth Siddal, William Morris, W.E. Godwin, Walter Pater, J.M.W. Whistler, Aubrey Beardsley, and Oscar Wilde.
As a result of completing this course, students will: Have a solid foundation in 19th century British art and culture Understand the history, theory, and practice of Proto-Modernism Be able to apply ideas and thoughts into other realms of enquiry and practice Learn the value of disciplined risk-taking and successful collaboration Experience the intellectual pleasure of understanding and articulating complex ideas Desire to share their newly-gained knowledge through art, writing, and other creative forms
This is the graduate level of CAH 4300. A student taking the class for graduate credit (CAH 7300) will write a more developed seminar paper (20 or more pages), and instead of the group project will make a developed public presentation of their research. Graduate students will also participate in a series of one-on-one tutorials leading up to their final presentation.