Fine Arts | Renaissance through Modern Art
A102 | 5483 | Tal

This course  surveys  painting, sculpture, and  architecture in
Europe and America  from  the late 14th century  to the present.
The emphasis is  two-fold:  1) recognizing the visual
characteristics of period  styles  through a study of individual
works by major artists and architects, and 2) utilizing works of art
to better understand the aesthetic ideals and  the social, cultural,
and economic realities of various historical eras.  In doing so we
will pay special attention to the roles of faith, patronage, gender,
and artists’s media in shaping art works.  Among the monuments we
will study are: Michelangelo’s David, Gentilschi’s  Judith and Her
Maidservant, the palace at Versailles, Van Gogh’s The Night Café,
Picasso’s Guernica, and  I.M. Pei’s IU Art Museum.  The format is 2
lectures and 1 discussion section  per  week.  Discussion groups
will emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and there  will be
museum visits and campus walks as appropriate.