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ARTH 251

Van Gogh, Gauguin and Post-Impressionism

This course considers how art historians have conceptualized "Post Impressionism" and explores the institutions and market structure (dealers, auction houses, the apparatus of art criticism) that influenced or controlled how, for whom and under what conditions art in 19th- century France was produced and how, where and by whom art was consumed (that is, used, purchased or viewed). Other issues considered are the fascination with primitivism and the colonial "other" as well as ideas of genius and madness in creativity, and the role of gender in the creation of the myth of the "modern" artist.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Arts and Humanities 1 course