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.