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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
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ART 400-01 - Seminar in Art History (Spring)

4 credits (Spring)
Collecting People: Foreignness and British Visuality, 1558-1837. Until the advent of Hogarth, Gainsborough and Reynolds in the early eighteenth century, Britain arguably failed to cultivate a native artistic tradition, choosing instead to import the best talent from Italy, Germany, Flanders and France. This course traces the impact of foreign tastes and foreign people on British visual culture (including plays, prints and decorative arts) from the age of Elizabeth Tudor to the accession of the ‘Empress of India,’ Queen Victoria. Themes include: colonization/appropriation, xenophobia, religion, masking, display culture, gender and aesthetic theory.

Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in art history concentration.
Instructor: Lyon