CLST 091. Classical Studies Capstone: Interpreting the Classical Tradition: Neoclassicism and Romanticism

ARTH 098  INTP 091  
This course will focus on conceptions of the "Classical" during the artistic and literary movements known as Neoclassicism (1750-1850) and Romanticism (1800-1850). Neoclassicism was a period of new attitudes towards Greco-Roman antiquity that were stimulated by archaeological discoveries extending from Italy and the Mediterranean to Egypt and the Near East. Whereas Neoclassicism interpreted the "Classical" as calm and restrained in feeling and clear and complete in expression, Romanticism subsequently viewed antiquity differently and as characterized by a highly imaginative and subjective approach, emotional intensity, and a dreamlike or visionary quality.

Seminar topics will include: art, architecture, decorative arts and aesthetics, mythology and religion, philosophy, literature, education and the academy, cultural and political debates, archaeology, and translation.

We will consider the works of philosophers and political thinkers such as: Winkelmann, Handel, Gluck, Pope, Shelley, Keats, Byron, Schliemann, Goethe and Hegel.

We will consider the works of artists and architects such as: Jacques-Louis David, Piranesi, Robert Adam, Blake, Angelica Kauffman, Ingres, Hamilton, Benjamin West, Canova, Flaxman, and Nash. 
CLST course majors planning to use CLST 091 and CLST 091A as their required capstone must enroll in both sections.
1 credit.
Eligible for ARTH, CLST, INTP
Spring 2024. Ledbetter. Reilly.
Catalog chapter: Classics  
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