Key Characteristics of Art: Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Identify and describe key characteristics of art from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

Learning Activities

The learning activities for this section include:

  • Reading: Fragonard’s The Swing
  • Reading: 1700–1800 Age of Enlightenment
  • Reading: Neo-Classicism
  • Reading: David’s Death of Marat
  • Reading: Romanticism in France Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People
  • Video: Charles Barry and A.W.N. Pugin Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament)
  • Reading: Hokusai’s Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave)
  • Reading: Becoming Modern
  • Reading: Early Photography
  • Reading: Impressionism
  • Reading: Nkisi Nkondi

Take time to review and reflect on each of these activities in order to improve your performance on the assessment for this section.