Introduction to the art of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries in Northern Europe. Major artists studied include Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel and Albrecht Dürer.
Role of the fine arts in creating national identity. How portraiture, genre, history painting, landscape, sculpture, photography, and folk art produced competing definitions of America. Growth of art institutions and patrons, the development of different audiences and how they established and changed expectations for art and artists.
The changes in art resulting from the US's transition to an urban, industrial and cosmopolitan society. Careers and styles of individual artists, along with the impact of European art before and after the 1913 Armory Show. How the intersection of artists, patrons, and audiences supported the formation of new institutions and markets for modern art.
European art from 1870 to 1945, focusing on the development of the avant-garde, and on the relationship between art and its historical context.
African Architecture LINKCrosslisted as ARCH 347/547, ETHN 347
Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.
Arts of the 20th Century: 1900-1945 LINKCrosslisted as MUNM 388, THEA 388
AHIS/MUSC/THEA 388 will not count towards the major or minor in studio art and/or art history.
Interdisciplinary approach to the enjoyment and understanding of the contemporary (first half of the twentieth century) arts.
Max credits per degree:
Arts of the 20th Century: 1945-Present LINKCrosslisted as MUNM 389, THEA 389
AHIS/MUNM/THEA 389 will not count toward the major or minor in studio art and/or art history.
Interdisciplinary approach to the enjoyment and understanding of the contemporary (1945 to the present) arts.
12 hrs in art history or related disciplines with permission.
Greek sculpture from the Bronze Age through the Hellenistic periods. Stylistic evolution and classical themes as presented in individual freestanding and architectural sculpture. Techniques, materials, and uses of sculpture.
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 318, or in related disciplines with permission.
Style, iconography, history, and function of painting and prints from ca. 1150 to 1475 in France, Germany, and the Netherlands. Includes manuscript illumination, stained glass, panel painting, woodcuts, and engravings, stressing the development of naturalism before the "Renaissance" in Northern Europe.
12 hrs in art history, or in related disciplines with permission.
Exploration of the art and architecture of the Italian city in the late middle ages and Renaissance, with particular attention to civic projects and the role of art in defining the identity, and creating the "myths" of that city.
12 hr in art history or in related disciplines with permission.
French Impressionism and Post-impressionism with consideration of the historical context out of which they emerged. Development of the avant-garde and the changing relationship of the artist to society.
12 hrs in art history, including AHIS 221, 226, or 231, or in related disciplines with permission.
Introduction to the history of prints stressing printmaking techniques, i.e., woodcut, engraving, drypoint, etching, and the makers of prints during the first 300 years of printmaking in Europe. Baldung, Goltzius, Bruegel, and Rembrandt. Major technical developments, such as the introduction of printing colored woodcuts, are included.
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Middle Ages LINKCrosslisted as ENGL 988, HIST 988, MODL 988, MUSC 988
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Middle Ages. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.
Introduction to the Interdisciplinary Study of the Renaissance LINKCrosslisted as ENGL 989, HIST 989, MODL 989, MUSC 989
Methods and state of research in the disciplines--art, music, literature, language, history, philosophy--dealing with the Renaissance. Assistance in independent reading and research in subjects related to the student’s own research interests. Taught jointly by faculty members in art, music, theatre, English, history, classics, modern languages, and philosophy.