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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ARTH 102 - Survey of Art and Culture II

PREREQUISITES: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of “C” or better in ENGL 093 - Introduction to College Writing  and ENGL 083 - Reading Strategies for College , or ENGL 075 - Co-Requisite Integrated Reading & Writing   
PROGRAM: Humanities

Surveys painting, sculpture, and architectural styles from the Renaissance to the present. Emphasizes the historical context of art movements as well as analysis of the work of individual artists.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Recognize the role of art and artists within cultures.
  2. Identify the broad outlines of Eastern and Western art and its historical context from the Renaissance to the present.
  3. Employ appropriate vocabulary for discussing art forms, techniques, and movements.
  4. Identify and evaluate the contributions of individual artists, both Eastern and Western, in terms of their historical eras and our own.
  5. Compare and contrast art forms and variant traditions in world art from the Renaissance to the present.
  6. Identify and discuss the role of Western and Eastern ideologies and religions in the art forms of the historical eras studied.
  7. Recognize and explain the impact of social change, the contributions of racial and ethnic groups, and the empowerment of women upon art.
  8. Evaluate the influence of scientific and technological advances upon Eastern and Western art forms.
  9. Recognize and discuss the impact of the rise of capitalism and global markets on design.
  10. Develop and demonstrate descriptive and analytical skills in thinking and writing.

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

  • Fourteenth Century Italy: The continuing influence of the Byzantine and Gothic styles
  • Fourteenth Century Italy: Florence and Sienna, Duccio and the International Style Giotto
  • Fifteenth Century in Flanders: Van Eyck Vander Weyden, Vander Goes, the master of Flemalle and Bosch
  • Fifteenth Century in France and Germany: Schoengauer and the invention of printmaking
  • Fifteenth Century in Italy: Bronze and marble; Brunelleschi and Ghiberti
  • Fifteenth Century Italy: Donatello, Masaccio and the Last Supper
  • The High Renaissance in Italy: Leonardo DeVinci, Bramante, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian
  • Mannerism: Painting, Sculpture and Architecture
  • Sixteenth Century in Northern Europe, Spain, Germany, the Holy Roman Empire, France, and the Netherlands
  • Baroque Art: Sculpture and Architecture, Painting in Flanders: Rubens, Painting in the Dutch Republic: Rembrandt, Painting in the Dutch Republic: Vermeer
  • Baroque and Rococo in France: Poussin, Watteau, and Fragonard
  • Neoclassicism: A look back and a look ahead
  • Neoclassicism: Architecture, Ingres
  • Neoclassicism and Romanticism in England and the United States
  • The Beginnings of Modernism in the late Nineteenth Century: Realism; Courbet, Daumier and Monet
  • Impressionism: Monet, Degas, Renoir, Manet, Casset and Toulouse-Lautrec
  • Post Impressionism: Gauguin, VanGogh, Seurat, and Cézanne
  • Modern Art: the Early Twentieth Century: Matisse, Picasso, Braque, and cubism
  • Expressionism in Germany
  • Dade and surrealism
  • The Late Twentieth Century: after 1950, post-modernism, and feminist art
  • Twenty-first Century

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