Fine Arts | Renaissance Thru Modern Art
A102 | 4401 | Nyden


This course surveys painting, sculpture, and architecture in Europe and
America from the lat 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 social, cultural, and
economic realities of various historical eras.  Among the monuments we
will study are, Michelangelo's David, the palace at Versailles, the Eiffel
Tower, Monet's Rouen Cathedral, Picasso's Guernica, and I.M. Pei's IU Art
Museum.  Discussions will emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and
there will be museum visits and campus walks as appropriate.  Among the
topics to be discussed are: art conservation, the museum's
responsibilities to visitors and work of art, forgeries, public
sculpture/public morality, art dealers and the art market.

Grades are based on performance/improvement on exams and participation in
discussions, attitude, and attendance.