Fall 2011 - 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 course 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 iconographic and stylistic developments.

Required Texts:

Fred S. Kleiner, Gardner's Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective, vol. 2, 13th ed., 2010

Bruce Cole, The Informed Eye: Understanding Masterpieces of Western Art, 1999

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Assigned reading

3 exams, consisting of slide identifications, 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 Museum, approximately 6 pages (thorough guidelines will be provided)

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