This course offers an exploration of the art of 18th-century Europe, with an emphasis on developments in figure painting centered on the artistic hubs of Venice, London, Paris, and Rome. Artists whose careers will be studied in detail include Giovanni Battista Piazzetta and Giovanni Battista Tiepolo in Venice; William Hogarth and Sir Joshua Reynolds in London; and Antoine Watteau, François Boucher, Jean-Honoré Fragonard and Jean-Baptiste Greuze in Paris. The last weeks of the course will be devoted to charting the emergence of neo-classicism in cosmopolitan Rome and its subsequent spread throughout the continent in the years leading up to the French Revolution.
Professor Andrew Shelton
Class # 33271
In person, TUE & THUR 5:30 - 6:50