An art revolution in Europe ADED11564

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

From the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century Europe witnessed an avalanche of new artistic movements and theories. These flowed fast on the heels of one another: Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Pointillism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Suprematism, etc. This course is designed to clarify the confusion caused by this flow of 'Isms' for those who are unfamiliar with the period.


Block 4

Wednesday, 10.00-12.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ provide an introduction to the major developments, artistic movements and theories in European painting throughout the period of study with an awareness of regional differences of the art

■ develop students' understanding of the social and political upheavals which provoked these changes.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ demonstrate verbally a clear understanding of the contributions made by the major artists and artistic movements within the European context in this period

■ demonstrate verbally an awareness of the stylistic and regional differences of the art and the reasons for these differences within the European context

■ interpret and discuss the technical vocabulary and methods employed by the artists.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.