Courses in History of Art (Division 392)

Open to All Undergraduates; Not Open to Graduate Students.

104. Western Art from the End of the Middle Ages to the Present I. No credit granted to those who have completed Hist. of Art 102 or 150. (2). (HU).

A chronological history of major achievements in Western painting, sculpture, and architecture from the Renaissance through the 17th Century, this course proposes both to reveal the uniqueness of great creative personalities and to place these masters within their art-historical/cultural contexts The weekly discussion sections will reinforce the lectures and explore special topics while encouraging involvement with the works of art. Throughout, the student will be introduced to the basic methodologies of the discipline. Various study materials (a syllabus, textbook, suggested additional readings, photographs) will be made available, and grading will be based on a midterm and a final exam and participation in discussion sections. Except for commitment, there are no prerequisites. [Cost:2] [WL:2] (Smith)

250/MARC 250. Italian Renaissance Art. Hist. of Art 101 or 102 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

The course will provide an introduction to the art and architecture of Florence during the fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Initial lectures will discuss the history and topography of the city. Thereafter, lectures will concentrate upon developments in painting, sculpture, and architecture in the fifteenth century, beginning with Brunelleschi, Donatello, and Masaccio, and ending with Botticelli and Leonardo. The course will end with a discussion of Michelangelo's works prior to the Sistine Ceiling. Students should have had History of Art 101 and/or 102 in preparation for this class. History of Art 250 in turn will prepare students for more advanced classes in the department on High Renaissance and/or Mannerist art. There will be a midterm and a final examination covering materials discussed in lectures and readings. The text for the course is F. Hartt's survey of Italian Renaissance Art. [Cost:2] [WL:2] (Smith)

272. Arts of the Twentieth Century. Hist. of Art 101 or 102; or permission of instructor. (4). (HU).

A survey of the major movements and personalities of 20th century western art. The primary focus will be on painting and sculpture, with some attention given to the arts of photography, architecture, and graphics. The required discussion sections will center on particular aspects of the course material to develop individual skills in approaching 20th-century visual art and ideas. Grading will be based on midterm and final examinations, a term project/paper, and section participation [Cost:2] [WL:2] Crow)

Open to Upperclass Students and Graduate Students

467. Eighteenth-Century Painting in Europe. Hist. of Art 102 or permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

The special emphasis of this spring-term course will be on the effects of Enlightenment ideas and the French Revolution on the art of painting in France, England, Spain, and Italy. The principal artists to be covered will be David, Goya, Blake, Greuze, Vigee-Lebrun, Labille-Guiard, Flaxman, Fuseli, Barry, Girodet, Gros, Ingres, and Gericault. Because of the continuation of the revolutionary process in Europe through the reign of Napoleon, we will extend our coverage into the first years of the 19th century as well. We will pay particular attention to the creation in this period of the modern image of the artist as heroic opponent of established ideas and social arrangements. One paper and two exams. Lecture with discussion. [Cost:2] (Crow)


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