Modern Art History

Modern Art History (Otis College of Art and Design). Dr. Parme Giuntini, Director of Art History at Otis College of Art and Design, presents this series on Modern Art. She will investigate the role of the French avant-garde in developing and showcasing new modern forms and approaches to art and visual culture in the 19th century. The material addresses the most critical issues of modernity from Realism through Post-Impressionism. She will cover stylistic changes that challenged academic art, the new subjects that confounded modern audiences, and the new roles and authority of the modern artist.

Lecture 01 - Modernity and Realism Pt 1: Becoming Modern
Lecture 02 - Modernity and Realism Pt 2: Painting the Real
Lecture 03 - Modernity and Realism Pt 3: 19th Century Photography
Lecture 04 - Modernity and Realism Pt 4: Manet: Realism Beyond Courbet
Lecture 05 - Impressionism Pt 1: The Heroicization of Modern Life
Lecture 06 - Impressionism Pt 2: Complications with Painting the Modern World
Lecture 07 - Impressionism Pt 3: Envisioning Modern Sculpture in the 19th Century
Lecture 08 - Post-Impressionism Pt 1: Cezanne's Critique
Lecture 09 - Post-Impressionism Pt 2: Beyond Cezanne: George Seurat and Chromoluminarism
Lecture 10 - Post-Impressionism Pt 3: Gauguin: Myth and Primitivism
Lecture 11 - Post-Impressionism Pt 4: van Gogh: Beyond the Myth of Artistic Genius
Lecture 12 - Edges and Resistance beyond Fine Art: The Arts and Craft Movement
Lecture 13 - Edges and Resistance: Art Nouveau: Desire and Design during La Belle Epoque