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    May 21, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

ARTH 1210 - Western Traditions: Renaissance to Contemporary

Goals: To introduce the major monuments of art history from the fourteenth century through the 1980s, and to promote an understanding that a work of art is a reflection of the culture in which it was created. To gain an understanding of formal principles and the materials and techniques of artistic production.

Content: The traditions of painting, sculpture, and architecture in the western world from the fourteenth century through contemporary times. Major monuments are considered in light of religious, political, social, economic, and geographic conditions. Special emphasis is placed on the iconography and cultural context of the works, along with the methods and materials of artistic production.

Taught: Annually, spring term.

Prerequisite: While it is not required, students are strongly advised to take ARTH 1200 before taking ARTH 1210.

Credits: 4