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2016-2017 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ARH 342 - Impression to Symbolism

Credits 3
Lecture / 3 hours per week
Requirements: Prerequisite: ARH 102 or 125; or permission of instructor
A study of European art from the 1860s to the early years of the 20th century. The course begins with the Impressionist break from academic painting and a commitment to subjective representations of everyday life, emphasizing a visual world that was unstable, evanescent, and elusive. Resisting the dominance of realism and modern science, Symbolists offered a counter-world in which the arts intimated mysteries beyond the senses. Impressionism to Symbolism studies the visual art at the end of the 19th century in the context of these movements. The goal of the course is to provide students with an analytical framework that permits them to develop a more profound and independent understanding of the subject.