Course // Introduction to Art History: Renaissance through Modern, St. Catherine University

Art History 1110 | St. Catherine University

This course is an introduction to the history of Western art from the early Renaissance in Europe to the present in Europe and the U.S. It surveys the artists, architects, and art movements that constitute the canon of Western art since the Renaissance with an eye to examining how society influences artistic production and vice versa. The role of patronage, individual artistic personalities, religion, war and peace, and attitudes about gender are explored throughout. The basic principles of visual analysis are taught and utilized; students are also introduced to fundamental methods of art history such as iconography, formalism, and social art history. This course also includes a visit to, and analysis of an artwork in, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, La Grande Odalisque, 1814. Oil on canvas.

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June 20, 2016

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Christina M. Spiker | Course // Introduction to Art History: Renaissance through Modern, St. Catherine University
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