|This course, designed for advanced speakers of English, explores the ways in which artists have responded to the natural environment in the United States and Canada from the early 19the century to the present day. Beginning with Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School, we will look at how American artists approached the genre of landscape painting and infused it with issues of national identity and politics.
Through our survey we will discover that artists have turned to landscape for a variety of reasons: to celebrate or memorialize human expeditions and battles, to explore spirituality, to escape the commodification of art in the gallery, and most recently to raise awareness of environmental problems.
|Ø Expand your knowledge of:
· American artists & movements
· relevant terms & vocabulary
|Ø Improve your English skills:
· reading comprehension
· speaking & listening
· writing & presenting