ART113 European Art 1850-1920 (8)

This subject introduces students to the study of European art, focussing on those developments which established the foundations of modern art. The subject identifies some of the major concepts, themes, movements and stylistic developments in art during the period 1850-1920. Aspects of the history of the decorative arts and design and of photography are included.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of the major developments in art, design and photography in Europe during the period studied;
  • be aware of some of the wider social, literary and philosophical backgrounds to the production of art during the period studied;
  • possess skills required for and confidence in analysing works of visual art.


This subject will cover the following topics:

The subject will cover the following topics: Romanticism and Realism Impressionism Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites The Arts and Crafts Movement Photography - history and influences Post-Impressionism Symbolism and Art Nouveau The Fauves Cubism, Futurism, Vorticism Expressionism

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ART113 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Wall label exercise
Art113: online presentation
Art113: essay
Art113: take-home exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.