Art history is about more than names, dates, and movements. From the Egyptian pyramids to Andy Warhol’s Gold Marilyn, this course will examine key objects within a broadly chronological order as a means for understanding the unfolding of Western art history. And since there is never a single way to interpret an art object, but rather diverse contexts and ways of looking, you will learn how to independently look at and interpret works of art. For those passionate about art this course will provide a solid understanding of how to analyze, interpret and appreciate art.
By the end of this course:
- You will be provided with the tools to independently look at and interpret works of art from the Egyptian pyramids to Conceptual art.
- You will gain the facility and confidence to approach all kinds of art with a critical eye and sensibility of appreciation.
- You will be able to identify and date important art objects and define the basic characteristics (style, content, meaning, and goals) of movements and individual artists in Western art history.