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AH4130   Realism and Symbolism in Russian Art 1860 - 1910

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm Mon (lecture) and either 9.00 am or 10.00 am Tue (seminar)

This module examines the development of Russian art from the appearance of 'romantic realism' in the 1820s, through that of 'critical realism' in the mid-nineteenth century to the introduction of symbolist values around 1900. Special emphasis is laid on the relationship of the Academy with the exponents of the new trends. Accepted interpretations will be scrutinised with the various movements and individuals (such as Repin, Surikov, Perov, Vasnetsov, Levitan, Kramskoy, Nesterov and Serov) being studied in relation to social and political demands, patronage, aesthetic theories and the continuing tensions between 'native' traditions and 'western' ideas.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass AH2001 and pass AH2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour lecture, 1 x 1-hour seminar (x 10 weeks) 2 x tutor's office hour (x 11 weeks), fieldtrip - 8 hours

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 270

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 1 x Written Assignment to be agreed by the Board of Examiners


Module teaching staff: Dr J Howard