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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2004

AMS 370 • Painting as History-W

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
27920 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
DFA 2.204
Burnham

Course Description

This course is intended to present an alternative view of American art by concentrating on those works that illustrate history and/or are connected with a narrative tradition. We begin with classic academic history painting of the 18th and 19th centuries and then broaden our purview to include genre painting, landscape (as a kind of land-speak), western painting, and contemporary installations. Issues that we will be considering: How do history/stories get "told" in paint? What/whose stories get told and how? Whose history is it? How is history retrieved, recollected, and (re)presented in art?

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