ART HISTORY AND CRITICISM I

Duration

10 Months

Prerequisites

None

Requirements

None

Course Summary

In this course, students will understand the political, religious and cultural changes throughout history that are depicted within art. This course is an opportunity for students to reflect on how art was and is used as a vehicle to communicate, depict political and religious propaganda, and serve as a evidence for cultural shifts and changes. Students will be challenged to contemplate the art and context through reflective writing assessments and discussion based assessments. Students will build upon knowledge throughout the course and understand how art reflects and communicates cultural changes and evolution.

MAJOR TOPICS AND CONCEPTS

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Art History and Criticism
  • Prehistoric and Neolithic Art
  • Egyptian Art
  • Ancient Greek Art
  • Roman Art
  • Etruscan Art
  • Art of the Middle Ages
  • Romanesque Architecture
  • The Gothic Period
  • Fourteenth Century Art
  • Fifteenth Century Art

Semester 2

  • Renaissance Art and Architecture
  • Mannerism
  • Baroque
  • Rococo
  • Neoclassicism
  • Age of enlightenment
  • Romanticism
  • Realism
  • Impressionism and Post- impressionism
  • Japanese Art
  • African Art
  • Surrealism, Suprematicism, De Stijl, and Bauhaus
  • Art Deco, Kinetic Art, Political Art, Regionalism
  • Art Brut, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, and Conceptual
  • Pop Art, Superrealism, and Earthworks
  • Modernist Architecture
  • Neo-Expressionism, Feminism, Technology, and Art
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