London & Paris - FAH287H5S: European Art of the Nineteenth Century


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The Course: FAH287H5S

Surveys major developments in European art and architecture from the late eighteenth through the end of the nineteenth century, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Orientalism, Realism, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism. Artistic responses to political change, urbanisation, capitalism, colonialism, the Academy, and the Salon will be explored as well as changing constructions of gender, race, class, and national identities through visual media. [24L, 12T]

Exclusion: FAH208H1, FAH282H1, FAH245H1
Recommended Preparation: FAH101H5/FAH105H5/FAH202H5

The Trip: London and Paris Winter Reading Week

Ignite your passion for nineteenth-century European art and architecture. Absorb a wealth of knowledge and be inspired by what London and Paris have to offer.

The institutions and sites you will visit house a diverse range of artworks exemplifying the different schools of thought and styles of art that FAH287H5S introduces in the classroom.

Over the course of 10 days you will travel, learn about the development of European art, and share your passion with your classmates and Professor Alison Syme.  

Activities Include

  • Studying masterpieces of British art in the Tate Gallery;
  • Exploring decorative art at the Victoria and Albert Museum;
  • Visiting landmarks of world architecture in London and Paris;
  • Encountering the treasures of the Louvre first hand;
  • Discovering Impressionist art the Musée de l'Orangerie and the Musée d'Orsay;
  • Attending special exhibitions in both cities;
  • Enjoying a variety of other artistic forms such as ballet and theatre.