Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Thematic and chronological examination of Chinese painting and culture from the Tang Dynasty (7th c. CE) through the early 20th century. Issues considered include political art (made to support or protest regimes), art and the market, art and individual expression. Offered in alternate years.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Topics in Chinese Art History, 13th-19th century. Study of issues pertaining to self and society; gender and and gendering; religion and philosophy; political engagement and protest; economy and the market; the effects created by periods of transition on visual expression. Offered in alternate years.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 163B or consent of instructor. Forms of modern and avant-garde expression form China’s industrialization to the 21st century. Interactions of art and politics, individual and state, art for the free market versus art for the state, expressions of modernity; China on the world stage. Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper and/or gallery studies and review (determined by instructor each quarter course offered). Study of the significant achievements in architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from prehistoric age to nineteenth century.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Transformation in architecture and urban form in Paris, London, and Vienna in the context of varying social, political, and economic systems as well as very different cultural traditions, concentrating on the years 1830-1914. Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Examination of the origin and development of the major monuments of Greek art and architecture from the eighth century to the mid-fifth century B.C. (Same course as Classics 172A). Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Study of the art and architecture of later Classical and Hellenistic Greece, from the mid-fifth century to the first century B.C. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 154B. (Same course as Classics 172B.) Offered in alternate years.
Lecture—3 hours; extensive writing. Prerequisite: a lower division Classics course (except 30, 31); course 1A recommended. Architecture and urban development in the ancient Near East, Greece, and Rome. Special emphasis on the social structure of the ancient city as expressed in its architecture, and on the interaction between local traditions and the impact of Greco-Roman urbanism. (Same course as Classics 175.) Offered in alternate years.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Artistic culture of Western and Central Europe c. 1350-1600. Topics include the development of “realism” in portraiture and landscape, prints and print culture, urbanism, science and the exotic, anti-religious artworks, religious attacks on art, contacts with Renaissance Italy. Offered irregularly.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper or gallery studies and review. Early Renaissance in Florence; fifteenth-century artists from Donatello and Masaccio through Botticelli, in their artistic and cultural setting.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. The High Renaissance and Mannerism in 16th-century Italy: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Titian in their artistic and cultural settings- Florence, Rome, and Venice; the architecture of Bramante, Michelangelo, and Palladio.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1C recommended. British painting in relation to the position of women in society and the rise of the middle-class art market. Topics include Hogarth and popular culture, Queen Victoria and the female gaze, and Pre-Raphaelite artists and collectors. Offered irregularly.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: prior completion of course 1C recommended. Emergence of modernism in Europe from the late 18th century to the middle of the 19th century. Major artistic events viewed against a revolutionary backdrop of changing attitudes toward identity, race, and gender.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1C recommended. Innovations of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and Symbolists in relation to social changes. Assessment of role of dealers and critics, myth of the artist-genius, and gender relations in French art and culture of the late 1800s.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Development of modern art in France, its social context, and its transnational aspects. Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, and Surrealism are considered in relation to secessionist movements, the formation of other artistic groups, new forms of patronage, and new audiences.
Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 25 recommended. Major movements in architecture of the twentieth century in Europe and America. Formal innovations are examined within the social, political, and economic circumstances in which they emerged.
Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: one course in art history, or upper division standing and a major or minor in the arts or humanities recommended. Social, cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical development for artists and their audiences in the context of larger issues like the Mexican, Russian and German revolutions, WWI, the Depression, WWII, etc., and a critical-theoretical inquiry into questions of modernism, modernity, and avant-gardism. Offered in alternate years.