Fundamentals of Art History

Fundamentals of Art History



Moments in time and place work to inspire our most treasured works of art. Can you imagine if Goya lived during the violence and revolution of 19th century Spain? How would Daguerre have expressed himself artistically if he had not invented photography? Each artist expresses his unique moment and place in history. Fundamentals of Art History is an introductory, one-semester course designed to develop your understanding and appreciation for the visual arts. This course focuses on teaching you to analyze works of art rather than create art. In this course, you will explore the arts, artists, and their cultures from prehistoric times through the present. You will begin to explore important works of art selected from various types of media, including painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography. As the course presents works of different periods, you will receive the historical and geographic context necessary for gaining a deeper appreciation of the pieces. This course provides you with a working knowledge of concepts and an enriched vocabulary so that you can become a more informed consumer of art.


* Prerequisites: None