This class will examine art during the Age of Revolutions (1770-1830), a time when ideas about freedom, individual rights and democracy gave rise to modern nation states. The course will take us around the Atlantic world to study extraordinary events: the beheading of a French king, a successful slave revolt in Haiti and the anti-colonial struggles in the United States, Mexico, and South America. Through lectures and class assignments we will debate the role of art in political revolutions, examining how art objects negotiate abstract ideas about power, freedom, race, citizenry and the rule of law. In turn, students will critically assess how art shaped the founding ideologies of nations states, which continue to be contested until the present day.
- Asiel Sepulveda
- Tuesday/Thursday 9:30-10:50am
- Room 2020, Owen Fine Arts Center
- UC: Creativity & Aesthetics, Historical Contexts, Humanities and Fine Arts Depth, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Proficiencies & Experiences