ARTS 216 - Art History-French Revolution to Contemporary
3 Credit: (3 lecture, 0 lab, 0 clinical) 3 Contact Hours: [Reading Level 2 and Writing Level 2 ]
This course is designed to be an introductory survey of the historical, cultural and social traditions of the visual arts, moving from the French revolution to contemporary modern art. Students will examine how artistic production actively reflects a transforming society, while analyzing recurrences of aesthetic themes through time. This course will explore relationships between formal and aesthetical issues as students develop their ability to think and write critically about art in terms of analysis, style, meaning and social context.
OFFERED: spring semesters
Course Goals/ Objectives/ Competencies:
Goal 1: Discuss the stylistic characteristics and developments of works of art corresponding to particular historical movements.
- Identify art, architecture and visual culture from the following eras:
- The age of Reformation
- (Protestant to Spanish Art)
- 17th Century Europe
- (Baroque to early 18th Century)
- The Enlightenment Period
- (Rococo to the rise of Romanticism)
- (Development of Modernity to mid 19th Century art)
- Early 20th Century
- (Pictorialism to the wake of WW I)
- Art of the Later 20th Century
- (Post War expressionism to Post Modernism)
- Art of the 21st Century
Goal 2: Discuss the stylistic characteristics and developments of works of art by major artists.
- Identify works by the following artists:
- Albrecht Dürer
- Peter Paul Rubens
- Claude Monet
- Van Gogh
- Marcel Duchamp
- Frida Kahlo
- Jackson Pollock
- Andy Warhol
- Cindy Sherman
- Jeff Koons
- Other selected artists
Goal 3: Critique the form and content of visual artworks in diverse styles and mediums.
- Define basic vocabulary terms related to elements and principles of visual art composition.
- Interpret the form and content of visual artworks in diverse styles and mediums.
- Demonstrate the application of artistic theoretical analysis when critiquing art.
Goal 4: Analyze the role that visual arts play in culture and society.
- Compare the political factors of various cultures and their impact on art practices in the modern world.
- Compare the social factors of various cultures and their impact on art practices in the modern world.
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