Fine Arts | Renaissance through Modern Art
A102 | 2814 | J. Rauscher

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.