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Student Research Projects

The Corrupting Power of Images and 19th Century Art

Student Anna Sims
Faculty Mentor(s) Dr. Joyce Howell
Department Art History
Course ARTH 351: 19th-Century Art History (Honors section)


This project applies a theory of the psychological impact of images to examples from the 19th century: to both the “banned” images (such as Daumier’s political cartoons) and to images that perpetuated stereotypes and racist “myths.”

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