ARTH 7004OL - Art in the Age of Enlightenment
Online - Semester 1 - 2021
General Course Information
Course Code ARTH 7004OL Course Art in the Age of Enlightenment Coordinating Unit Art History Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Online Units 6 Contact Up to 3 hours online Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites ARTH 7001 or ARTH 7001OL Restrictions Available to GCertArtHist, GDipArtHist, MA(StArtHist) & MA(CuratMuseumSt) only Course Description This course investigates the dynamic complexity of the art and visual culture produced and consumed in eighteenth-century Europe during the age of the Enlightenment. Structured around modules on the Rococo, Neoclassical, and Romantic period styles, topics to be considered include courtly culture, women and power, art and emotions, decorative arts and mass production, the business of portraiture, printmaking and satire, art and revolutionary propaganda, art and empire, and intersections between art and philosophy. The course is enriched by access to the collection of European Art on display in the Art Gallery of South Australia and available for viewing online for students studying the online version.
Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major art and artists in eighteenth-century Europe. 2 Derive meanings from images and objects using formal analysis. 3 Interpret primary sources as part of research. 4 Critically review scholarly arguments in secondary sources to frame meaningful questions about art. 5 Work independently and cooperatively in constructive scholarly discussions. 6 Communicate cogently using discipline specific terminology in speaking and writing about art. 7 Use appropriate research tools and digital technologies for art historical research.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
1, 2, 3, 4 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
2, 3, 4 Teamwork and communication skills
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
5, 6 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-7 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
1, 3, 4 Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
- able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
Required ResourcesPrescribed weekly readings will be available on MyUni as an electronic reading list.
Recommended ResourcesThe following texts are useful for background reading:
Outram, Dorinda. Panorama of the Enlightenment. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006.
Tarabra, Daniela. European Art of the Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008.
Formative learning activities
Image powerpoints (lectures and seminars)
Assessment task instructions
Turnitin (assessment task submission and plagiarism tool)
External resources (museum and gallery websites, image databases)
Barr Smith Library Subject Guide
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is conducted online and includes pre-recorded weekly lectures with asynchronous virtual seminars (Zoom).
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
STRUCTURED LEARNING ONLINE TOTAL HOURS 1 x 1-hour pre-recorded lecture per week 12 hours per semester 2 hours online learning activities per week 24 hours per semester 36 hours per semester SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING ONLINE TOTAL HOURS 8 hours reading per week 96 hours per semester 9 hours research per week 108 hours per semester 6 hours assignment preparation per week 72 hours per semester TOTAL HOURS = 312 hours per semester
Learning Activities Summary
Tentative weekly topics Week 1 Introduction to the Age of Enlightenment Course Induction Week 2 French Rococo Painting Jean-Antoine Watteau Week 3 Gendering Eighteenth-Century Art Gender Subversions Week 4 Exhibitions and the Emerging Public Sphere Automonous Viewers Week 5 Intimacy and Realism Representations of the Family Week 6 Human-Animal Relations Science, Hunting, Spectacle Week 7 Art and Exploration Pacific Cultures Week 8 Art and Science Art and Nature Week 9 Antiquity and Neoclassicism Lived Responses to the Past Week 10 Decorative Arts and Material Culture Domestic Interiors and Intimate Objects Week 11 Propaganda in the Age of Revolutions David's Death of Marat and Civic Martyrdom Week 12 The Spirit of Romanticism Dark Romantics
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Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Online Learning Activities Formative and summative
25% 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 Visual Analysis Formative and summative During Semester 25% 1, 2, 3, 6, 7 Research Essay Formative and summative End of semester 50% 1-7
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must submit the Research Essay (50%) to pass the course.
TASK DESCRIPTION WORD COUNT Online Learning Activities Students will be required to complete a range of structured learning tasks, including short discussion contributions, in relation to selected weekly topics. 1,000 words Visual Analysis Students will be required to write a concise comparative visual analysis of two eighteenth-century works of art subject to approval from the Course Coordinator. 1,000 words Research Essay Students will be required to write a research essay on a question relevant to the course content in negotiation with and subject to the approval of the Course Coordinator. 4,000 words
SubmissionAssignments must be submitted in Turnitin on MyUni by midnight of the due date.
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M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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