ART H 380
Arts and architecture of Europe and America from Romanticism to the present.
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
Class assignments and grading
Midterm and Final Exams, two short writing assignments