Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture


Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture. The visual arts and esthetic issues in the development of modern culture in Europe and the relationship between artists and the public in the period of the Enlightenment. Considering all media, including painting, sculpture, prints, architecture and gardens, topics may include the rise of academies, the development of art criticism, the role of the spectator in art; the involvement of women in art and its institutions; historical and theoretical discussions of rococo and neoclassical styles; the idea of revolutions in history; Rousseau and the cult of nature; and the impact of new philosophical trends on aesthetic theory. One course.