ARTH 480 (2SY) - Introduction to Art History

Introduction to Art History

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2020 - Full Term (08/31/2020 - 12/11/2020)
Class Size:   50  
CRN: 16384
Analysis of the central forms and meanings of art history through intensive study of selected artists and monuments. Includes works of architecture, sculpture, painting, and the graphic arts. Topics will vary but might include the Parthenon, Chartres Cathedral, Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. Rembrandt's self-portraits, Monet's landscapes, Picasso's Guernica, Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling water, Georgia O'Keeffe's abstractions, ukiyo-e prints, and Benin sculpture.
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Equivalent(s): ARTS 480
Attributes: Fine&PerformingArts(Discovery)
Instructors: Susan Wager

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

Painting, sculpture, and architecture, among other forms of art, will be introduced, mostly confined to the western tradition, from ancient times to the present.  The historical context, including social, political, economic, and technical factors, will be considered in relation to the making and critiquing of cultural traditions.  Students will learn the foundations of visual language; the course also prepares them for intermediate-level art history courses. Visits to local museums are encouraged.