Digital Approaches to Eighteenth-Century Art
University of Vermont
This class provided a survey of the visual culture of eighteenth-century France: painting, sculpture, architecture,
drawings, prints, interior design, gardens, tapestries, porcelain, fashion, hair, cosmetics, and urban design.
We emphasized issues of materiality and gender, and considered the roles of art institutions,
such as the French Royal Academy and the private art market.
Our inquiry into eighteenth-century art was informed by traditional sources (lectures and scholarly texts)
and digital approaches (exhibition websites, online journals, digital reproductions, films, video games, etc.)
This website, a collaborative class project, showcases student research into eighteenth-century objects.