ARTH 695 (2SY) - Topics in Art History

Top in Art Hist/ Prints & Film

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:   29  
CRN: 16592
Topics and prerequisites to be announces before registration. May be repeatable twice with different topics. Prereq: one 400- or 500-level art history course; or instructor permission.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 695
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Patricia Emison

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/31/2020 12/11/2020 TR 5:20pm - 6:40pm ONLINE
Additional Course Details: 

                       Prints and Film  

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Focusing particularly on Renaissance and Baroque prints as well as black and white films of the 1920s-60s, we will examine how artists exploited monochromaticity to achieve a wide range of visual and expressive effects. Given that naturalism and, specifically, convincing coloring were often cited as measures of artistic success, how did both artists and the public adjust to popular media in which what they saw mimicked so imperfectly the real world?  What did accepting a surrogate black and white world entail for how theorists conceptualized the task of artists?  Why did filmmakers care about Rembrandt?