FREN 3610

FREN 3610

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

Discusses French Impressionist art as the product of nineteenth-century public life. By relating Impressionism to state culture, we trace subversive themes such as criminality, café-concert and brothel societies, clandestine prostitution, and class-regulated leisure. Students consider Parisian spectacle and commodity culture, the rise of the department store and gallery system, and the importance of print culture and photography to the movement. Images include paintings, playbills, posters, and advertisements. Organizing thematic units are theories of vision and power, urban surveillance, the flâneuse, voyeurism, and early cinematic spectatorship. Artists include Manet, Monet, Atget, Cassatt, Degas, Tissot, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Not open to freshmen.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Recommended prerequisite: ARTH 2400 or VISST 2000.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARTH 3760VISST 3662

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16467 FREN 3610   LEC 001