Fine Arts | Ancient to Medieval Art
A101 | 9338 | Reilly
This survey course will examine the history of the visual arts in
the Western world from the Ancient Near East and Egypt to the end of
the Gothic era. The course will examine architecture, sculpture and
painting as well as small-scale arts such as ceramics, metalwork,
textiles and manuscripts. In lecture and discussion sessions, we
will approach the works of art with two specific goals in mind: 1)
to understand the buildings and artworks in terms of their formal
structure, artistic innovations and stylistic development, and 2) to
set these artworks into their historical and social contexts in
order to understand better how the people of different societies
lived and perceived the world around them.
This course REQUIRES 1 discussion section.