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Kolya. Rice
ART H 380
Seattle Campus

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Art

Arts and architecture of Europe and America from Romanticism to the present.

Class description

This course surveys the major trends and key figures in Western painting, sculpture and alternative art forms from c.1780 to the present. Designed to impart to students a familiarity with the canonical works, styles and persistent themes in 19th and 20th century Western art, this course will emphasize understanding the art of this period as a product of its rich socio-cultural context. Further, this class will introduce some of the fundamental methods and strategies involved in Art Historical interpretations, so that students may continue to employ and develop their engagement with art and visual culture beyond the classroom environment. Although the class is anchored by lectures, numerous in-class discussions of rich reserve readings will punctuate the course.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Illustrated lectures and discussion

Recommended preparation


Class assignments and grading

Midterm and Final Exams, two short writing assignments

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 Kolya. Rice
Date: 02/13/2013