Art & Design Building 2003
Section Information for Spring 2017
This class is designed to introduce the student to the artistic tradition of Western culture from the Stone Age to the Gothic period, presenting development of style and theme in the primary artistic media (sculpture, architecture, and painting) as well as minor arts (metalwork, cameo). We will focus on pieces that exemplify each period and practice detailed visual readings in order to better understand their function within the original culture’s context. Exams will include visual identification, visual analysis, and detailed information regarding date, style and context. Attendance will be factored into the final course grade.
Satisfies General Education requirement for Arts.
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Major periods, monuments, and themes of Western art and architecture. Introduces Washington, D.C., museum collections and a historical framework for further study in art history. Covers prehistory, the ancient world, and the Middle Ages.
Satisfies General Education requirement for arts.
Designed as a two-course sequence, but each part may be taken independently without prerequisite.