ARTH 3003 - Art in the Age of Enlightenment

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019

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 study online.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ARTH 3003
    Course Art in the Age of Enlightenment
    Coordinating Unit Art History
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 3 hours per week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites ARTH 1001 for Major/Minor in Art History and Visual Culture
    Incompatible ARTH 7004OL
    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 study online.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lisa Mansfield

    Please find your lecturer/tutor's name and contact information on MyUni.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    No information currently available.

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Prescribed seminar readings (weekly) will be available on MyUni as an electronic reading list.
    Recommended Resources
    D'Alleva, Anne. How to Write Art History. London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006.

    Outram, Dorinda. Panorama of the Enlightenment. London: Thames and Hudson, 2006.

    Tarabra, Daniela. European Art of the Eighteenth Century. Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2008.
    Online Learning
    MyUni

    Announcements

    Discussion forum

    Formative learning activities 

    Lecture recordings

    Image powerpoints (lectures and seminars)

    Assessment task instructions

    Turnitin (assessment task submission and plagiarism tool)

    External resources (museum and gallery websites, image databases)

    BSL (Barr Smith Library) Art History Subject Guide: http://www.adelaide/edu/au/ArtHistory
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Weekly lectures (1 hour) and seminars (2 hours) are held on campus.
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Structured Learning Total Hours
    1 x 1-hour lecture per week 12 hours per semester
    1 x 2-hour seminar per week 24 hours per semester
    Self-Directed Learning  Total Hours 
    6 hours reading per week 72 hours per semester
    2 hours research per week 24 hours per semester
    2 hours assignment preparation per week 24 hours per semester
    TOTAL HOURS = 156 hours per semester
    Learning Activities Summary
    Tentative Lecture Topics 
    Week 1 Introduction to Art in the Age of Enlightenment
    Week 2 French Rococo Painting
    Week 3 Gendering eighteenth-century art
    Week 4 Intimacy and Idealism in art 
    Week 5 Naturalism and new genres
    Week 6 Rediscovering Classical Antiquity 
    Week 7 From private to public exhibitions and critique
    Week 8 Art and scientific discovery 
    Week 9 Art and exploration 
    Week 10 Research Essay Workshop
    Week 11 Propaganda in an era of revolutions 
    Week 12 The Spirit of Romanticism 
    Specific Course Requirements
     
  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Seminar presentation Formative and summative

    Weeks 4-12

    10% 1, 2, 4, 5
    Seminar short essay Formative and summative Weeks 4-12 20% 1, 3, 4, 5
    Visual analysis Summative During semester 25% 1, 2, 3 
    Research essay Summative  End of semester 45% 1-5
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Students must submit the Research Essay (45%) to pass the course.
    Assessment Detail
    Assessment task Description Word count
    Seminar presentation Students will be required to deliver one short oral presentation with images on a seminar topic (weeks 4-12). 10 minutes
    Seminar short essay Students will be required to write a short essay on a prescribed question or critically review a journal article on the seminar presentation topic. 1,000 words
    Visual analysis Students will be required to write a visual analysis of one prescribed work of art. 1,000 words
    Research essay Students will be required to write a research essay on a prescribed question.  2,500 words
    Submission
    The three major assessment tasks (Seminar Short Essay / Visual Analysis / Research Essay) must be submitted on Turnitin via MyUni by midnight of the due date.
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    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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