ART206 :  History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern

This course provides an introduction to Western art, from c. 1600 C.E. to the 20th Century, covering major artistic periods. Studies include art and architecture of the Italian Baroque, and the French and German Rococo. The course views the landscapes of England and the conservative return to classical ideals, creating Neoclassical and Romantic styles. In addition, students observe how modern industrial economies brought new perspectives to art leading to Realism, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism. Studies conclude with a fresh look at what is called Modern, as artists react to the horrors of two world wars, and how art becomes aggressive as it confronts an ever changing world. Instruction focuses primarily on painting, sculpture and graphics, and covers selected examples of architecture to introduce key principles and centers for each period. This course is designed for non-majors as well as art majors.
Prerequisite: RD090 and WR090, each with a grade of "C" or better; or placement above stated course levels.
Credit Hours: 4
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