Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijke Academie van Antwerpen
Art and cultural history 19th century34287/2803/2223/1/03
Study guide

Art and cultural history 19th century

Academic year 2022-23
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts, programme stage 2
  • Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Co-ordinator: Van den Broeck Bob
Languages: Dutch, English
Scheduled for: Semester 1
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2022 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).

Learning outcomes (list)

BA3 - The student knows about and understands the social, cultural, artistic, historical and international context of the visual arts and artistic praxis, and continues to develop this knowledge and understanding.
The student has a thorough knowledge of the Western artistic developments of the 19th century.
The student can situate, explain and interpret these developments, and is aware of the artistic canon regarding the visual arts and the architecture of this period.
"The student can use the correct art-historical terminology, and chronology regarding the visual arts and architecture from this period. "

Course content

In Art History: The nineteenth century we offer a thorough art historical overview of the canonical artistic developments in Western Europe between 1800 and 1900.

A central theme will be the relation between tradition and modernism. De rise of the avant-garde in the arts will be demonstrated throughout ten chapters, using concrete examples from architecture, applied arts, sculpture, painting and graphic art. The following currents will be discussed: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Historicism, Academism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Art Nouveau. The most important artists and their realisations will be discussed in class.

Each class starts by looking at and interpreting the present day art situation.

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Semester 1Knowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodKnowledge and comprehension test during the examination series100,00