Style in the Visual Arts: Theories and Interpretations|
This seminar treats major developments in the theory and interpretation of style in the visual arts in historical overview and from divergent disciplinary perspectives. How does the style of a work of art relate to the sociocultural context in which it was produced? Are there definable and historically meaningful patterns of stylistic change? Readings and class discussions will focus on the writings of Wolfflin, Riegl, Gombrich, Kubler, and others who have made important contributions to a fuller understanding of these fundamental issues. Students are expected to have some knowledge of art history, but an extensive background in the field is not required.
This class is a serious seminar, it's class sessions are entirely focused on discussion of that week's reading assignments. In addition, there are regular writing assignments.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
G. Hegen, THE AESTHETICS
G. Kubler, THE SHAPE OF TIME;
H. Wolfflin, PRINCIPLES OF ART HISTORY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
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|Instructor(s): Best,Jonathan W. Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 12||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: X||FR: X|
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