This Spring: Survey of Western Art Part III

This Spring intrepid instructor Mary Beth Carosello will be back to lead Part III of our Art History Survey Series. The lectures concentrate on the masterpieces of architecture, painting, sculpture, and related arts from the late 17th through early 20th centuries. The course begins with the transition from Baroque to the Age of Enlightenment and Romantic-Classicism in the 18th century. Continuing with Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, instruction emphasizes the work of Goya, Monet, Degas, Cézanne, van Gogh, and Rodin. Special emphasis is given to contemporaneous developments in architecture from Jefferson’s Monticello and the Arc de Triomphe to the skyscraper. The variety of movements that ushered in the 20th century include a study of Munch and German Expressionism, Matisse and Fauvism, and Picasso and Cubism, continuing through the work of Mondrian and the architecture of Gaudí and Frank Lloyd Wright.

We’re so glad to have Mary Beth leading this series, and I know students feel the same way. As one student put it “Mary Beth is such an amazing teacher. I have been thinking about taking an art class for some time now at UCLA and signed up because of her. You can tell that she truly loves what she is doing and she makes the class interesting and informative.” Another says “Instructor was one of the best I’ve ever had, in both undergraduate art history courses and graduate courses. Provided valuable supplemental information and activities incorporated into material. Instructor was approachable and friendly, and encouraged valuable discussion in class.”

Class meets on Tuesday evenings at the 1010 Westwood Center for 11 weeks, beginning April 3. There’s also a field trip to the Getty! Click here to enroll.

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