Introduction to Western Art – Ancient to Medieval
Mon, Wed, Fri: 1:00-2:00pm
This course is an examination of ancient art from the Prehistoric through the Medieval periods with a focus on and questioning of the western perspective. You will be introduced to major works of art and architecture from various time periods and regions and asked to reflect on their artistic significance, visual rhetoric and cultural context (often including non-western works of art). As you are acquainted with different ways of looking at and interpreting art, you will develop your own critical sense of art history. Through exploring an assortment of paintings, sculptures and buildings from various perspectives, you will learn to develop and refine your ideas about art through writing and class assignments. In this way you will deepen your understanding and appreciation of some of the most iconic works of art from the ancient world.