ARTH 4426 Loot:Collecting Art in Italy (Spring: 3 )
This century of European art saw the emergence of enlightened questioning, the exploration of both reason and the dark side of the mind, and a redefinition of the ideals of beauty. In response, myriad art styles, genres and movements flourished; in response, the art academies were formed and the Critic was born. The critic began to shape the nature of the art; the art became increasingly tied to political events, and wars and revolutions broke out. Revolution had its imagery, and so, too did Napoleon. We will explore paradoxical imagery within the context of extraordinary circumstances.
Instructor(s): Stephanie Leone and Nancy Netzer
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13