Our Western Heritage: Visual Art Before 1850

A Year-Long Study

 

Class meets once a month for the next 11 months. Designed to enhance your understanding and vocabulary of art. Each session begins with an introduction of selected terms that embellish the artwork discussed that week.

 

January 10

AWAKENINGS

Introduction to Prehistoric, Primitive, and Mesopotamian Art, with emphasis on Egypt and The Great Pyramids

 February 14

REFINEMENT

Consideration of Aegean Art, with focus on Greece and The Parthenon

 March 14

ENGINEERING

Discussion of Etruscan and Roman Art, particularly The Roman Forum

 April 11

CHRISTIAN

The rise of the Middle Ages and the evolution of Hagia Sophia and of Chartres Cathedral

 May 9

TRANSITION

Giotto, Jan and Hubert van Eyck, and Dürer

 June 13

REBIRTH

Brunelleschi

 July 11  

SYNTHESIS

Raphael

 August 8  

STYLIZED

Michelangelo and Parmigianino

 September 12

COMPLEX

Bernini and Rembrandt

 October 10

ORNAMENTAL

François Boucher

 November 14

REVIVAL

Jacques-Louis David and Thomas Jefferson

ROMANTICISM

Delacroix

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