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ART 104 - Art History - Modern


Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This is a course to develop an understanding and appreciation of the major visual artists and art movements of Western Civilization from the Renaissance to contemporary times.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify, in chronological order, major artists, artistic periods and art movements of western civilization from the Renaissance through contemporary times.
  2. Explain the evolution, revolution and/or devolution of an art movement in historical terms.
  3. Discuss the importance of the role that art played in technical innovation, intellectual development and social and political history.
Listed Topics
  1. Historical and creative experiences of past and present cultures
  2. Past cultural experiences and their influence on succeeding and contemporary artistic experiments
  3. Chronological survey of western art from the Renaissance through contemporary times.
  4. General criteria upon which the student may begin to build his/her own ability to make critical artistic judgments
  5. Study of major western artists, artistic periods and art movements
  6. Evolution, revolution, and devolution of art through time
  7. Technical innovation, intellectual development and social and political relevance of art as history
Reference Materials
Laurie Schneider Adams: Art Across Time, 2nd edition, Vol. 11, 14th Century to Present. McGraw Hill
Gardner's History of Art
Films, videos, visits to museums, galleries, shows
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006


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