Fall 2011 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
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.
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:
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)