This course will look at European painting during the age of revolutions, from about 1700-1850. We will look closely at the artistic movements of the Rococo, Neo-Classical and Romanticism in France, Britain, Spain, and Germany. This was a period of extraordinary changes and we will track the effects of sweeping economic, industrial, social, philosophical, religious, and cultural changes on art and artists. We will see not only how these seismic shifts are reflected in works of art but also how art itself could be a driving factor in creating or resisting change. Close examination of works of art by Jacques Louis-David, Francisco Goya, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, Caspar David Friedrich, Theodore Gericault, and Eugene Delacroix will be combined with study of contemporary philosophical, literary, and political texts.