Art history

Victorian Visions: Art, Industry, Modernity

Module code: V4013B
Level 5
15 credits in spring semester
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

This module examines art of the Victorian period and takes as its themes: artistic identities and the art market; the global relations of culture; the representation of the body and of difference. It considers a wide range of images of modern life in paint and in print, including urban and rural spaces, domesticity, work and leisure, and explores critical interpretations of the subject.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of art works and the essential characteristics of art production of this period.
  • Demonstrate critical evaluation of principal art-historical literature on this period.
  • Apply underlying concepts to independently researched topic.