ARTH 206 Gods, Heroes, and Mortals: Greek Myth and Art

Professor: Judith Barringer

CRN: 12157

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

Cross-listed: Classical Studies
A detailed examination of the relationship between Greek myth and art, with an emphasis on the role that myth and art played in religion and politics. Readings will include selections from ancient Greek and Latin authors and modern writings on art history, religion, anthropology, and myth, using a variety of methodologies.


ARTH 210 Roman Art and Architecture

Professor: Judith Barringer

CRN: 12155

Time: Mon 2:50 pm - 4:10 pm OLIN 102
Wed 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm OLIN 301

Cross-listed: Classical Studies, Italian Studies
A survey of the sculpture, painting, and architecture of early Italy, including those of the Etruscans, and of the ancient Roman empire from the later republic (c. 200 B.C.) through the late empire (fourth century A.D.). The emphasis is on historical and cultural contexts, with special attention given to myth, politics, social status, gender, and the nature of public and private art.


ARTH 234 The Art of the Northern Renaissance

Professor: Jean French

CRN: 12159

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

Painting in the Netherlands and Germany during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Special attention will be given to such major artists as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hieronymus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel, and Albrecht Durer.


ARTH 236 Women Artists and Images of Women in Europe, 1550-1800

Professor: Anne Bertrand

CRN: 12158

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

Cross-listed: Gender Studies
This course will examine the careers of several of the most productive and influential women artists working in Europe from the second half of the sixteenth century until the end of the eighteenth century. We will explore such topics as the depiction of women by both male and female artists, how women artists were perceived in the societies in which they lived, and how the position of women in general affected the artistic production of women artists.


ARTH 244 Seventeenth Century Northern European Art and Architecture

Professor: Anne Bertrand

CRN: 12160

Time: Mon 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm OLIN 301

This class will survey the arts produced in the Spanish Netherlands, the Dutch Republic and England during the seventeenth century. We will look at the careers of major individual painters, sculptors, architects and printmakers, such as Rubens, van Dyck, Rembrandt, Leyster and Vermeer. We will also examine such topics as the relationship between patronage and the arts, the influence on the arts of the rise of the mercantile class, and the development of independent genre.


ARTH 263 American Art 1900 - 1940

Professor: Tom Wolf

CRN: 12164

Time: Fri 10:30 am - 12:45 pm OLIN 102

Cross-listed: American Studies
This course surveys developments in painting, sculpture, and photography in the United States in the past half-century. Beginning with late-nineteenth-century figures such as Albert Pinkham Ryder and John Singer Sargent, it moves on to consider Robert Henri and the Ash Can School and then the early modernists (the Stieglitz circle and their contemporaries). The course concludes with a consideration of art after World War I, examining the work of both modern and conservative artists such as Stuart Davis and Edward Hopper.


ARTH 294 Arts of Buddhism

Professor: Patricia Karetzky

CRN: 12162

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

Cross-listed: Asian Studies, Religion
Buddhism began in India around the sixth century B.C.E. with the philosophical meditations of the historic Buddha. Self-reliance and discipline were the primary means to achieve release from suffering. Within five hundred years the philosophy, responding to external forces, evolved into a religion incorporating new ideologies of eschatology of the Buddha of the Future and paradisiacal cults. A new pantheon of deities appeared, with the powers to aid mankind in its search for immortality. Buddhist pictorial art begins with auspicious emblems representing key ideas of the doctrine and anthropomorphic images of the Buddha; later, the new pantheon is formulated and employed in the art. This course analyzes the development of Buddhist art in India from its earliest depictions and its transmission through central Asia to China and Japan.


ARTH 322 Romanesque Sculpture of the Pilgrimage Routes

Professor: Jean French

CRN: 12156

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

Cross-listed: French Studies, Medieval Studies
An examination of the "Renaissance of the Twelfth Century. The class will follow the major pilgrimage routes through France to the famous shrine of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. An analysis of the great sculptured portals of Burgundy, Provence, Limousin, Perigord, Languedoc, and western France concludes with the royal portals at Saint-Denis and Chartres. Innovations in sculpture and architecture are studied within the contexts of religious and social change, heresy, troubadour poetry, early drama, and epic, as well as the Crusades. Sculpture from each of the areas studied, now housed in American collections, is a major focus of the course, which includes field trips to New England and New York.


ARTH 342 Caravaggio & the Caravaggesque Movement in Rome

Professor: Anne Bertrand

CRN: 12161

Time: Th 10:30 am - 12:30 pm OLIN 301

Cross-listed: Italian Studies
This seminar will focus on the career of Caravaggio, one of the major figures in early Seicento painting. We will also examine the influence of Caravaggio's art on the international community of painters who worked in Rome in the first decades of the seventeenth century. We will investigate such topics as Caravaggio's working methods and how his artistic production influenced painters who never went to Rome.


ARTH 365 Seminar in Twentieth Century Sculpture

Professor: Tom Wolf

CRN: 12163

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

This seminar will begin with a rapid survey overview of the sculpture of the Twentieth Century and then turn to a closer examination of selected, more specific topics. The work of Constantin Brancusi will be one focus of the seminar, as will the surrealist object and the history of sculpture since 1945, including the development of installation art. Each student will write short papers and present one slide lecture to the class.