Spring 2015





Introduction to Western Art & Civilization: The Renaissance to The Present

Term: 
Spring 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ART HISTORY (ARTH)
Course Number: 
ARTH 102 601
Schedule: 
Monday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Schedule: 
Wednesday 6:00pm-7:30pm
Day(s): 
Monday
Day(s): 
Wednesday
Instructor: 

Tokumitsu, Miya

Secondary Program: 
The Young Scholars Program
Course Description: 

This course is an introduction to the visual arts - including painting, sculpture, print culture, and new media such as photography, film, performance and installation art - in Europe and the United States from 1400 to the present. It offers a broad historical overview of the key movements and the artists of the period, as well as an investigation into the crucial themes and contexts that mark visual art production after the Middle Ages. Such themes include the secularization of art; the (gendered) role of the artist in society; sites of art production and consumption such as the artist's studio, the royal courts and the art exhibition; the materials of art; the impact of technology and science upon art's making, content and distribution; the rise of art criticism; and the socio-political contexts of patronage and audience.