2019-2020
ART310: Modern Art History

About This Course

This course surveys developments in nineteenth and twentieth-century art and architecture, beginning with the Crystal Palace Exhibition of 1851 and concluding around 1970, with the advent of color- field painting and minimalism. Particular emphasis is placed on theoretical and critical issues in addition to the historical, intellectual, and socioeconomic changes that are reflected or addressed in the works of artists and architects. Prerequisite: ART210 or 212 or permission of instructor.

Course At A Glance

Credit Hours:

3

Department:

Art

Course Level:

Upper

Semesters Offered:

Course Prerequisites

3 credit hours

ART210: Survey of Art History I

ART210 introduces the basic concepts of visual and contextual analysis in the form of a historical survey of paintings, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms from prehistoric and ancient cultures to circa 1450 CE. Art history explores how and why works of art and visual culture function in context, paying attention to issues such as religious identity, politics, patronage, and gender while reflecting, too, on the ways in which these works are mediated and understood by viewers across time.

or

3 credit hours

ART212: Survey of Art History II

ART212 is the second half of a year-long introductory survey of art history which introduces the basic concepts of visual and stylistic analysis in the form of a historical survey of paintings, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms from 1450 CE to the present day. Like 210, this course emphasizes understanding how and why works of art and visual culture function in context, paying attention to issues such as religious identity, politics, patronage, and gender while reflecting, too, on the ways in which these works are mediated and understood by viewers across time.

or permission of Instructor.


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