Course Descriptions & Syllabi

106 Introduction to Western Art History 1400 to Present

Course Description

CORE CURRICULUM:

This course can be used to fulfill the HST and HKP of the Core Curriculum

 

Art History 106 is a survey of the major monuments and trends in the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world 1400 until the present. It introduces students to an overview of artists, artistic movements, and culture spanning from the 14th to the 21st centuries. We will cover paintings, sculpture, architecture, prints, photography, performance and moving image by the most important artists in history, including Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, David, Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, O’Keefe, Pollock and Warhol. This class lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by training students in visual analysis and introducing students to some of the most innovative art historical studies. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this course provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century.

Learning Goals

 The goal of this art history course is to enable students to identify, discuss, and interpret works of art and architecture. Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of a large set of visual artifacts from a diverse range of periods and geographic regions and be able to place them within their historical contexts. They will be able to employ critical thinking skills in their written and oral expression and to construct an historical argument that incorporates objects and images in meaningful ways.

  • (H.) Understand the bases and development of human and societal endeavors across time and place.
  • (K.) Explain the development of some aspect of a society or culture over time, including the history of ideas or history of science
  • (P.) Analyze arts and/or literatures in themselves and in relation to specific histories, values, languages, cultures, and technologies.
  • To learn the appropriate vocabulary and critical tools for discussing and writing about works of art and architecture.
  • To gain awareness of the major artistic movements from the Renaissance to the present.
  • To relate specific works of art and architecture to their stylistic, historical, and social contexts.

Course Materials

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Course Instructor(s)

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FALL 2020

Syllabus: The syllabus will be available on the Learning Management Site (Sakai/Canvas) as of the first day of class.

Disclaimer: These Course Description/Synopses pages have been provided as samples and the information should not be considered accurate or current. For actual course information, refer to the course site hosted by a Rutgers Learning Management System (Sakai, Canvas, etc.) as of first day of class.

 

Summer, 2020

Syllabus 106 B1 Weiss 

Syllabus 106 H1 Chakalova

Syllabus 106 H6  Play

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact

Susan Sidlauskas, Chairperson

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Tamara Sears, Graduate Program Director

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