In this intensive course we will explore the history of art in the western world, from the origins of art to the twentieth century. This course cannot, by its very nature, cover all works of art from this chronological period, but by the end of these five weeks you will have experience with the major periods and movements of western art history, know and recognize canonical works, be familiar with the history of and thematic issues within the discipline of art history, and have a critical understanding of the story of art and the artist through history.