Course Schedule

Monday June 12th – Introductions

 

Tuesday June 13th – Origins of Art  [1.1]

Read:   Introduction: “On Art & Artists”

 

Wednesday June 14th – Ancient Greece  [1.2]

Read:   Ch. 3: “The Great Awakening”

 

Thursday June 15th – Greek Art in Rome  [1.3]

Read:   Ch. 4: “The Realm of Beauty” & Articles on Cultural Patrimony

 

Friday June 16th – Classical Rome  [1.4]

Read:   Ch. 5: “World Conquerors” & Excerpt from Pliny, Natural History

 

Monday June 19th – Roman Empire to Byzantium  [2.1]

Read:   Ch. 6 & 8: “A Parting of Ways” & “Western Art in the Melting Pot”

 

Tuesday June 20th – Gothic Art  [2.2]

Read:   Ch. 9: “The Church Militant”

 

Wednesday June 21st – Early Renaissance  [2.3]

Read:   Ch. 10 & 11: “The Church Triumphant” & “Courtiers & Burghers”

Paper Assignment Distributed

 

Thursday June 22nd – Saint Louis Art Museum

 

Friday June 23rd – Early 15th Century  [2.4]

Read:   Ch. 12: “The Conquest of Reality”

 

Monday June 26th – Late 15th Century  [3.1]

Read:   Ch. 13: “Tradition and Innovation: I” & Excerpt from Vasari, Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects

 

Tuesday June 27th – High Renaissance in Rome  [3.2]

Read:   Ch. 15: “Harmony Attained”

 

Wednesday June 28th – Exam I & Venice  [3.3]

Read:   Ch. 16: “Light and Colour”

 

Thursday June 29th – Break

 

Friday June 30th – The Northern Renaissance  [3.4]

Read:   Ch. 14: “Tradition & Innovation II” & Excerpt from Karel van Mander, Schilder-boeck

 

Monday July 3rd – 16th Century in the North  [3.5]

Read:   Ch. 17 & 18: “The New Learning Spreads” & “A Crisis of Art”

 

Tuesday July 4th – No Class

 

Wednesday July 5th – Baroque Art  [4.1]

Read:   Ch. 19: “Vision and Visions”

 

Thursday July 6th – Dutch Art  [4.2]

Read:   Ch. 20: “The Mirror of Nature”

 

Friday July 7th – 17th & 18th Century Europe  [4.3]

Read:   Ch. 21 & 22: “Power and Glory: I” & “Power and Glory: II”

Neo-Classicism  [4.4]

Read:   Ch. 24: “The Break in Tradition

Paper Due

 

Monday July 10th – Romanticism & Realism  [5.1]

Read:   Ch. 25: “The Permanent Revolution”

 

Tuesday July 11th – Impressionism  [5.2]

Read:   Ch. 26: “In Search of New Standards” Balzac, “The Unknown Masterpiece”

 

Wednesday & Thursday July 12th & 13th – Modern Art & the Modern Artist  [5.3]

Read:   Ch. 27 & 28: “Experimental Art”, “A Story without End”, & Linda Nochlin, “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?”

 

Friday July 14th – Exam II & Conclusions