ARTS 400 (01) - Topics in Art History

Topics in Art Hist/Art Writers

Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 57002
Art History will be presented thematically. At least three distinct chronological periods will be treated; students will develop research skills and give oral presentations. Topics will vary: "Art Writers: Their Sources and Their Effects; " "Rome from Romulus to the Fascists," "Cults of the Original and Cultures of the Copy." Repeatable up to a maximum of 12 credits with different topics. May count toward the architectural minor if papers take the appropriate emphasis.
Section Comments: Art Writers: Their Sources and Their Effects
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course, Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Patricia Emison

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm PCAC A204
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ART WRITERS: THEIR SOURCES AND THEIR EFFECTS

This course for beginners to the subject will introduce the history of art through the history of influential writings about the history of
art, as well as texts which have served to inspire artists’ imaginations. The interface between text and image will be addressed in
relation to ancient art, medieval art, Renaissance art, and in the use of intertitles in silent film. Art theory, art criticism, and art
historical writing (both scholarly and not) will be sampled, always in relation to how we look at works of art, and how those
patterns of looking change across the centuries. When is visual communication sufficient in itself, and when is it not?