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ARTS 215 - Art History-Primitive to High Renaissance

3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 2  and Writing Level 2 ]


This course is designed to be a broad introductory survey of the historical, cultural and social traditions of the visual arts of western Europe, through the High Renaissance. Students will examine western art movements, including painting, sculpture and architecture, while exploring their processes, materials and sites of production. Relationships between formal and aesthetical issues will be emphasized as students develop their ability to think and write critically about art in terms of analysis, style, meaning and social context.
OFFERED: fall semesters

Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1:  Discuss the stylistic characteristics and developments of works of art corresponding to particular historical movements

  1. Identify art, architecture and visual culture from the following eras:
    • Neolithic era
    • Sumerian era
    • Babylonian era
    • Egyptian era
    • Aegean era
    • Greek era
    • Roman Empire era
    • Early Christian era
    • Byzantine era
    • Islamic era
    • Early Medieval era
    • Romanesque Europe
    • Early Gothic era
    • 16th Holy Roman Empire era
    • The High Renaissance era

Goal 2:  Discuss the stylistic characteristics and developments of works of art by major artists

  1. Identify works by the following artists:
    • Giorgio Vasari
    • Jan Van Eyck
    • Hieronymus Bosch
    • Jean Fouquet
    • Flippo Brunelleschi
    • Leon Battista Alberti
    • Donatello
    • Sandro Batticelli
    • Piero Della Francesca
    • Leonardo Di Vinci
    • Raffaello Santi (Raphael)
    • Michelangelo Buonarroti
    • Tiziano Vecelli (Titian)
    • Albrecht Dürer
    • Han Holbein the Younger
    • El Greco
    • Other selected artists

Goal 3:  Critique the form and content of visual artworks in diverse styles and mediums

  1. Define basic vocabulary terms related to elements and principles of visual art composition
  2. Interpret the form and content of visual artworks in diverse styles and mediums
  3. Demonstrate the application of artistic theoretical analysis when critiquing art

Goal 4:  Analyze the role that visual arts play in culture and society

  1. Compare the political factors of various cultures and their impact on art practices in Western Europe
  2. Compare the social factors of various cultures and their impact on art practices in Western Europe



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