CRN

90403

Course No.

ARTH 101

Title

History of Western Art I

Professor

Diana Minsky

Schedule

Tu Th 8:30 am - 9:50 am OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

This survey will provide a chronological introduction to western art, not by attempting to catalogue the majority of significant works, but by selecting and analyzing monuments and artists representative of artistic and cultural trends. The first half of the class will range from antiquity to the Renaissance. The Parthenon (architecture and sculpture), Amiens Cathedral (architecture and sculpture), and Raphael's Chigi chapel (architecture, painting/mosaics, and sculpture), will number among the monuments studied in depth. Beyond learning the specifics of the works covered in class, the aim of the course is visual literacy: giving students a critical vocabulary for discussing and interpreting art

CRN

90667

Course No.

ARTH 208

Title

Arts of the Ancient World

Professor

Elizabeth Simpson

Schedule

Wed 3:00 pm - 5:40 pm OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

A survey of the arts and crafts of ancient Europe, the Near East, Egypt, and the classical world from the Paleolithic period through the fall of Rome, with an emphasis on the functional and decorative objects that were so highly valued in ancient times and the painting, sculpture, and architectural remains that are considered the major works of ancient art today. The powerful aesthetic vision that characterized ancient creative endeavor can be recognized and appreciated in works ranging from the most ambitious civic and religious monuments to the most ordinary everyday objects. It was this vision that captured the imagination and affected the outlook of artists and patrons in the medieval, Renaissance, and subsequent eras; this course may serve as an introduction to the works that influenced the style and content of much of the art of the postclassical Western world.

CRN

90362

Course No.

ARTH 209

Title

Ancient Roman Architecture

Professor

Diana Minsky

Schedule

Mon Wed 11:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

This class follows the development of Roman Architecture from the founding of the city by Romulus in 753 BC to the transferal of the capital by Constantine in 330 AD. The class will explore how Rome incorporated and synthesized the building styles and types of conquered peoples to produce something entirely new which not only communicated the nature of the empire but also laid the foundation for the vocabulary of western architecture. The ability of architecture to communicate political policy will be a focus of the class.

CRN

90137

Course No.

ARTH 230

Title

The Early Renaissance

Professor

Jean French

Schedule

Mon Wed 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

Cross-listed: Italian Studies

The course is a survey of Italian painting and sculpture of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. Major trends from Giotto and Duccio through Piero della Francesca and Botticelli are analyzed within a wider cultural context. Consideration is given to the evolution of form, style, technique, and iconography, to contemporary artistic theory, and to the changing role of the artist in society.

CRN

90144

Course No.

ARTH 237/IA 237

Title

The History & Making of Old Master Prints from Dürer to Rembrandt

Professor

Anne Bertrand/ Edward Smith

Schedule

Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm FISHER

Distribution

A/F

This course will enable students both to study the history of Old Master prints and to learn how to make prints. We will closely look at the artistic production of printmakers, such as Dürer, Callot and Rembrandt, and examine the social, historical and religious contexts in which these works were produced in an effort to understand the function of print in society. At the same time, we will learn how to create woodcuts, etchings and engravings. We will do original work and transcriptions from Old Master prints (students should plan to spend about $75 in materials for the printmaking part of the class). We will produce a show of students' work and an exhibition catalogue. Field trips to look at original master prints will be planned. This course is intended especially for students with a general interest in the arts. Enrollment is by permission of the instructors.

CRN

90143

Course No.

ARTH 254

Title

19th Century French Painting

Professor

Anne Bertrand

Schedule

Tu Th 10:00 am - 11:20 am OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

Cross-listed: French Studies

This course will survey the paintings and prints produced in nineteenth-century France. We will look at the careers of major painters and printmakers, such as David, Delacroix, Daumier, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Degas and Cézanne. We will also examine such themes as the revivals of previous artistic styles, the role of the established and "rebellious" exhibitions, the increasing importance of the art critics as well as the sometimes problematic and limiting slicing of the century into stylistic movements, such as romanticism, realism and impressionism.

CRN

90138

Course No.

ARTH 265

Title

Dada and Surrealism

Professor

Tom Wolf

Schedule

Th 4:30 pm -5:50 pm OLIN 102 Fr 1:30 pm -2:50 pm OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

The course is a survey of the two major artistic movements that followed World War I in Europe. It begins with introductory lectures on the earlier modernist movements in Paris, particularly cubism, and then considers the iconoclastic art of dadaists such as Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Hans Arp. It concludes with an examination of the surrealist group including Joan Miró, André Masson, Max Ernst, and René Magritte.

CRN

90139

Course No.

ARTH 296

Title

The Arts of Japan

Professor

Patricia Karetzky

Schedule

Th 1:30 pm -4:10 pm OLIN 102

Distribution

A/C

Cross-listed: Asian Studies

This course begins with a study of the neolithic period and its cord-impressed pottery (Joman) circa 2000 B.C. when Japanese cultural and aesthetic characteristics are already observable. Next, the great wave of Chinese influence is viewed, including its impact on government, religion (Buddhism), architecture, and art. Subsequent periods of indigenous art in esoteric Buddhism, popular Buddhism, Shinto, narrative scroll painting, medieval screen painting, Zen art, and ukiyo-e prints are presented in a broad view of the social, artistic, and historical development of Japan.

CRN

90145

Course No.

ARTH 327 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

The Gothic Cathedral and the Gothic Revival

Professor

Jean French

Schedule

Mon 4:00 pm -6:20 pm OLIN 301

Distribution

A/C

Cross-listed: Medieval Studies, French Studies

This seminar will investigate the structure and symbolism of the great cathedrals (Chartres, Bourges, Amiens, Beauvais, etc.) within the changing dynamics of contemporary society. Architecture, stained glass and sculptural programs will be analyzed in relation to technological innovations, rapid political and economic change, the demands of patrons and increasing urban unrest. Concluding sessions (which will include field trips) will explore the romantic, symbolic and aesthetic attitudes underlying the Gothic Revival of the late 18th and 19th centuries through a study of its major "prophets" and its diverse architectural manifestations, ranging from Strawberry Hill to the American college campus and the National Cathedral in Washington. Consultation with instructor required prior to registration.

CRN

90140

Course No.

ARTH 363 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

Seminar: American Art 1900-1940

Professor

Tom Wolf

Schedule

Fr 10:30 am - 12:50 pm OLIN 301

Distribution

A/C

Cross-listed: American Studies

This seminar will survey the development of American art from the turn of the century to the beginning of World War II, and then focus on more specific issues that students will research and present to the class. Possible topics include Albert Pinkham Ryder and American Symbolism; Georgia O'Keeffe and women photographers in the Stieglitz circle; New York City as a subject for modernist art; Asian American modernists; artists of the Harlem Renaissance; World War I and American art; Regionalist artists contrasted to Social Realists; and many other topics suggested by students in the class.

CRN

90141

Course No.

ARTH 385 (Upper College Seminar)

Title

Art Criticism and Methodology

Professor

Anne Bertrand

Schedule

Tu 1:30 pm -3:50 pm OLIN 301

Distribution

A

The purpose of this seminar is to develop an ability to think critically about a range of different approaches to the field of art history. We will read and discuss a variety of texts to familiarize ourselves with the development of the discipline of art history. We will analyze methodologies, such as connoisseurship, cultural history, marxism, feminism and post-modernism. This course is designed primarily for art history majors.