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Daniele Di Lodovico
ART H 309
Seattle Campus

Topics in Art History

Topics vary.

Class description


This class seeks to challenge and inspire students to think outside the linear narratives of the art periods. The class is designed to focus on topical investigations of specific themes in contemporary and medieval art. The class will work to better understand issues of visual representations that come up in both contemporary and medieval art through a series of topics such as space, iconography, the crucifixion, the body, devotion, viewer participation, and life and death. Film clips and slides will be used to engage students in discussions and collective analysis of the artworks.

Student learning goals

Students will: Deepen their understanding and analysis of art in the Middle Ages and Contemporary art. Identify the function of the artworks through time. Understand and explain how these artworks were used and the interaction between these artworks and the viewer.

General method of instruction

Illustrated lectures and class discussion of topics based on art and assigned readings.

Recommended preparation

Students new to art history are welcome.

Class assignments and grading

Midterm, Final Exam; Presentation and class participation.

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Daniele Di Lodovico
Date: 02/04/2014