Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Goode, Dianne
Discipline and Number
AHST 1304 Section 001
TR Time 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Course Title
Survey of Western Art History: Renaissance to Modern

Description of Course:

This couse is an introduction to painting, sculpture, and architecture in the West from the Renaissance to the modern period, including works by Michelangelo, Leonardo, Rembrandt, the Impressionists, van Gogh, Picasso, and many other artists. Art monuments will be studied within their historical, religious, and social contexts, with particular focus on developments in style and iconography.

Required Texts:

Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art through the Ages: the Western Perspective, vol. 2, 13th ed.

Bruce Cole, The Informed Eye

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Assigned reading; three exams consisting of slide identifications and comparisons, brief essays explaining the significance of the artworks, and short answer questions; stylistic analysis of a painting at either the Dallas Museum of Art or the Kimbell Musem (thorough guidelines will be provided).

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