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ART 120 - Introduction to Art History

5 Credits
Studies the development of visual art from the Paleolithic to early Christian art of Western civilization. Designed to develop the awareness and understanding of the basic language of art in context of differing styles in art history and to give an introduction to the subject matter of broad areas to the history of art as humanistic study.


Designed to Serve All students.
Active Date 2011-07-25

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions: AA Humanities Area II
Course Outline
1. The Artist™s Profession: nature of creativity, artist in Antiquity, women artists 2. Art and a Matter of Life and Death: cave art, Egyptian Tomb art, tribal art 3. Images of gods: Apollo, Buddha, Christ 4. Religious architecture: Parthenon, cathedral structure, Romanesque, Greek 5. The Sacred Book: manuscripts, miniatures 6. 15th century Flemish art: synthesis of Heaven and Earth 7. 15th century Italian Art: nudity, perspective, religious, and secular philosophies 8. Michelangelo: musculature, Sistine Chapel 9. 16th and 17th Century Art: art for popular taste, flesh and spirit 10. Baroque Secular Art: food and drink, games and music 11. Rembrandt: spiritual art, meditations on death, landscapes, anatomical science 12. Images of authority: king as deity, warrior kings, imperial portraits 13. Architecture of authority: gateways, civic structure, palaces, capitol building 14. 19th Century Art: artists as political critic, social crises, ethic of modern art 15. Art and Nature: landscapes, sculpture and nature 16. The portrait in painting: sculpture and nature 17. The figure in modern sculpture: pre WWI, post WWII 18. Picasso: Guernica, Crucifixion 19. Imaginative Art: literary and artistic sources, limits of reason 20. Abstract Art: simple forms

Student Learning Outcomes
Identify selected masterpieces of art and architecture in primarily the Western tradition from ancient to twenty-first century.

Identify and describe major art periods and representative works

Analyze and interpret works of art

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