Introduction to Western Art: Renaissance to Modern|
This course surveys the development of Western art from the Renaissance through the modern period. We will examine art's changing status within specific social and artistic contexts: from the Church and court of the Renaissance, through the formation of art academies in the late 16th century, to the development of an increasingly individualized artistic practice that led to the formation of an avant-garde. Classes will be organized chronologically and touch upon the following themes and ideas: politics, religion, and patronage; perception and experience; artistic identity and originality; relationships between artistic media; and the rise of a public sphere for art.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
JANSON'S HISTORY OF ART: WESTERN TRADITION, 8th edition, volume 2, Prentice Hall, 2009. ISBN-10: 013603912X ISBN-13: 978-0136039129
Leon Battista Alberti, ON PAINTING, Penguin, 1991. ISBN-10: 0140433317 ISBN-13: 978-0140433319
Honoré de Balzac, THE UNKNOWN MASTERPIECE, Book Jungle, 2008. ISBN-10: 1434401340 ISBN-13: 978-1434401342
Articles and book chapters made available through E Reserve
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four-page paper, six-page paper, midterm and final exams, in-class participation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Instructors will not respond to emails prior to the drop/add period. Please use the enrollment request system.
|Instructor(s): Aksamija,Nadja Kuenzli,Katherine M. Times: .M.W... 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: BOGH112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 44||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 6||JR non-major: 5||SO: 13||FR: 12|