Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to visual analysis through study of western art 1600-present, examining major artists and movements from Europe to North America. Study of the relationship of art and artists to political,religious, social change, and to changes in ideology, patronage, audience. May be repeated for credit.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to major forms and trends in the arts and material culture of Asia from the Neolithic to the contemporary emphasizing the visual manifestation of secular and religious ideas and ideals. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 1DV.
Lecture—3 hours; discussion-1 hour. Development of architecture and urban design; how form, space, order are conceived and used across eras and cultures. Examines the function and organization of space, technological problems of construction, visual qualities of architecture, and social issues connected to architecture.
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). The institution of the museum in the context of modernity, nationalism, (post)colonialism, and the society of spectacle. Designed to bring art objects of the Manetti Shrem collection, global art history, and foundational critical theory together in a meaningful and experimental way.
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—3 hours; Discussion- 1 hour; Art and architecture of Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting, sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from North and South America. How art and architecture shape and define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of nationalism and globalism.
Lecture/discussion—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: Art History major, minor, or other significant training in Art History recommended. Class size limited to 25 students; for majors, minors, other advanced students. Study of a broad problem or theoretical issue in art, architecture, or material culture. Intensive reading, discussion, research, writing. GE credit: ArtHum| AH, OL, VL, WE. May be repeated two times for credit when topic differs.
This course explores the popular arts of India spanning the past 150 years with an emphasis on the ways old myths and religious themes were radically reimagined through artistic new mediums such as trade labels, lithographs, religious prints, pulp magazines, comic books and early film. It considers how colonial domination, international commerce, technology and social critique shaped the production and consumption of modern popular arts of India.
Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisites: Graduate status in art history or an allied field. Issues accompanying the evolution and function of museums from cabinets of curiosities in sixteenth-century Europe to modern art centers. Examination of divergent motives behind collecting, exhibiting, and interpretation of objects. Investigation of museums’ historical legacies and continuing philosophical dilemmas.