History of Art 2002 Online: Europe and the United States, Renaissance to Modern


This course examines the art of Europe and the United States from about 1400 to the present, with an emphasis on developments in painting. Rather than a traditional survey of that period, the course will concentrate on a select group of representative works that shaped—and were shaped by—Western social, political, economic, and intellectual history. There will be a strong emphasis, too, on questions of analysis and interpretation—including, in some cases, the changing history of the artworks’ reception. The goal will be to impart not only a body of knowledge but also a set of critical tools, including visual literacy, that students will be able to apply to a wide range of material not specifically covered in the course.

Autumn 2021
Class #18124
Online, asynchronous