Undergraduate Course: Impressionism and its World (LLLA07155)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Impressionism marked the dawn of modern art: a dramatic break with tradition in the midst of a rapidly urbanising and industrialising society. The course will examine key factors which influenced the paintings of Manet, Monet and their colleagues. The themes of light and colour, women and landscape will be explored to reveal the complex meanings behind these works.
1. Art in the 19th Century
2. Manet : Real vs Ideal
3. Monet, Pissaro and the role of Landscape Painting
4. Degas and Manet; Painting City Life 1
5. Degas and Manet; Painting City Life 2
6. Women and Women Artists
7. Barricade and Boulevard
9. The legacy of Impressionism
10. Case Study: Manet's The Railroad, (Gare St Lazare), 1873.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understanding of the social and historical context of Impressionist painting;
- Ability to describe and analyse Impressionist works, including discussing the connection between form and content in paintings.
- Evaluation of the role of social factors in the making of art.
- Demonstration of the above through the assessment.
|Adler, K., 1999. Impressionism. London: The National Gallery.|
Rubin, W., 1999. Impressionism. London: Phaidon.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- Oral communication.
- Handling of source materials.
- Analysis of sources.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1x2-hr class per week; lecture and discussion.
|Course organiser||Dr Sally Crumplin