The period from the late 18th to the mid-19th century witnessed fundamental shifts in all facets of everyday life—monarchies bowed to republics, factories revolutionized production, trains allowed faster travel than ever before, and archaeological discoveries were made at Pompeii and Herculaneum. This time period also saw the start of art history as an academic discipline.
Discover the classical context that led to Neoclassicism, and trace the shift away from classics into the emotionally rich, sublime, and dream-like movement of Romanticism. Then learn how artists turned to Realism to grapple with the truth of the lived experience through studies of peasants and the mundane.
About the Instructor
Kylie Seltzer is a PhD candidate in the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her research examines the intersection of race theory and architecture through human displays in late 19th-century Paris. In 2017, Seltzer was awarded the department’s Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award and has served as the Teaching Assistant Mentor for the past two years. Winner of the Graham Foundation’s Carter Manny Award in 2018, she is excited to pursue a career as a professor upon completing her dissertation.