This seminar addresses the topic of revolution as it relates to the visual arts, taking the topic of "revolution" to address both artistic and social movements. As such, the course follows a historical sequence beginning with art of the European Renaissance and the advent of perspective. Then we will address the visual production of the French Revolution, and then turn to the Western hemisphere to examine and compare the art inspired by independence movements. We will also discuss the advent of modernism as another revolutionary moment, turning to the Russian Revolution, and then to twentieth century revolutions in Latin America (Mexico, Cuba, and Venezuela), and to radical social movements, including civil rights and feminism. The seminar includes a field trip to the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.