ARTH 102 History of Western Art II

Professor: J. Barringer

CRN: 11414

Distribution: A/C

Time: Tu Th 10:30 am - 11:50 am OLIN 102

A survey of Western art (painting, sculpture, and architecture) from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries, including works of the Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance, Mannerism, Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and twentieth-century developments (Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, and Abstract Expressionism). The emphasis is on cultural context, including social, historical, religious, and political developments.


ARTH 230 The Early Renaissance

Professor: J. French

CRN: 11413

Distribution: A/C

Time: M 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm OLIN 102

cross-listed: French Studies, Italian Studies
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 will be analyzed within a wider cultural context. Consideration will be given to the evolution of form, style, technique, and iconography, to contemporary artistic theory, and to the changing role of the artist in society.


ARTH 260 Sculpture of the 20th Century

Professor: T. Wolf

CRN: 11418

Distribution: A/C

Time: Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm LC 115

A survey of the major issues and the major artists involved in the sculpture of the twentieth century. Beginning with Rodin in the late nineteenth century and ending with minimal art in the 1960s, the course will examine the various media, styles, and subjects investigated by Picasso, Brancusi, Giacometti, David Smith, and others.


ARTH 268 Four American Masters: Eakins Homer Pollock DeKooning

Professor: E. Frank

CRN: 11417

Distribution: A/C

Time: W 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 102

cross-listed: American Studies
The course will be organized around formal and contextual analysis of four great American painters: Eakins, Homer, Pollock and de Kooning. Through a variety of approaches, each artist's relationship to his generation and to both European and American painting will be the focus of inquiry. The larger purpose of the course will be to construct questions and locate problems in positing a specifically American tradition in painting. Some background in American and European art history preferred but not required.


ARTH 297 Monuments of Asian Art

Professor: P. Karetzky

CRN: 11420

Distribution: A/C

Time: Th 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm OLIN 102

cross-listed: Asian Studies
Unlike most surveys of India and the Far East, this course will be divided into three sections--India, China, and Japan. Each section will have five lectures, and each lecture will be devoted to one major monument. The lectuer will focus on all aspects of the monument--history, construction, decorative program, iconography, style, and cultural context. Such monuments include Sanchi stupa, the Ellora cave chapels and the Taj Mahal in India and in China the excavated site of Anyang with its ancient finds, the Buddhist cave temples of Dunhuang, the zen temple of Daitokuji in Japan. In this way the student will get an introduction to ASian art and culture as well as an in depth knowledge of its major monuments.


ARTH 320 Hiberno-Saxon Art

Professor: J. French

CRN: 11416

Distribution: A/C

Time: Tu 3:40 pm - 5:40 pm OLIN 301

cross-listed: French, Irish & Celtic, and Medieval Studies
This course examines the "golden age" of Ireland and the age of Beowulf, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon metalwork, illumination, myth, and legend. It analyzes Irish art in pagan times, the luxury manuscripts of the Irish monasteries (such as the Book of Durrow and the Book of Kelly), and the intricacies of the goldsmith's art (the Tara brooch, the Sutton Hoo treasure).


ARTH 341 Seminar: Rome in the 17th Century

Professor: J. Barringer

CRN: 11415

Distribution: A/C

Time: Tu 1:20 pm - 3:20 pm OLIN 301

cross-listed: Italian Studies
Baroque Rome was one of the most glorious periods in the city's history and in the history of art. This course examines architecture (especially church and palace architecture), urban planning, sculpture, and painting in Rome in the seventeenth century, including the works of Bernini, Borromini, Caravaggio, Maderno, the Carracci, Il Guercino, Reni, Pozzo, Poussin, and Claude Lorrain. Special attention will be given to historical, religious, and social developments, and to the interaction of the arts. Topics to be addressed include patronage (papal and otherwise), the relationship of the contemporary city to that of the past, the roles of the Counter-Reformation and the Jesuit order, and the impact on art beyond Rome.


ARTH 360 Fin de siecle: Seminar in Symbolism, Art Nouveau, and Arts & Crafts

Professor: T. Wolf

CRN: 11419

Distribution: A/C

Time: W 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm OLIN 301

of related interest: Victorian Studies
Combining lectures, discussions, and student reports, this seminar will study artistic developments in Europe and America at the end of the 19th century. We will begin with a survey of anti-realist tendencies in the 1880's and 1890's in the works of artists such as Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Aubrey Beardsley. Then we will examine related developments in photography and the decorative art styles of Art Nouveau and Arts and Crafts, concluding with a study of the impact of these trends in the United States.