2023-2024 / HAAR0057-1

History of art and archeology in the modern era : 17th and 18th centuries


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in ancient and modern languages and literatures5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in modern languages and literatures : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in philosophy5 crédits 
 Bachelor in French and Romance languages and literatures : general5 crédits 


Dominique Allart

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Overview of artistic productions of the 17th and 18th centuries in Western Europe (important examples, chronological milestones) and contextualization. Introduction to the analysis of monuments and works, and to their interpretation from a historical perspective.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to art in Western Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. Basic introduction to analytical and interpretative methods in art history. Learning specific terminology.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The essential skills are those generally required for studies in History of Art and Archaeology (visual memory, for example) and for studies in a Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (a critical mind and ease in argumentation, and for foreign students: a sufficient knowledge of the French language).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

See below.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Slide show presentation, to be completed by studying Claude MIGNOT and Daniel RABREAU, Temps modernes, XVe-XVIIIe siècles, Paris, Flammarion, 1996 (Rhétorique classique - L'époque des lumières).

Recommended or required readings

No syllabus. The table of contents, list of artists mentioned and various useful pieces of information are available on the "supports de cours" tab. Studying will also be based on the book mentioned above.

Written examination on the subject matter covered in class and on extracts of the book mentioned above.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Contact: by appointment on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12pm (Prof. Dominique ALLART: D.Allart@uliege.be)

Student instructor: Margaux Muller (Margaux.Muller@student.uliege.be)

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