Art History

Course Overview:

In this art history course, students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the artistic process by exploring the decision-making and judgment involved in viewing and creating works of art. They will gain insights into the impact of emerging cultures on art and architecture, recognizing the lasting artistic contributions made by major civilizations throughout history. The influence of Christianity on art and artists between the Roman Empire and the Renaissance will be examined, highlighting the significant changes in art techniques and purpose during the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods. Furthermore, students will explore the diversity of art during the modern era and understand how modern artists continue to be influenced by art from the past. Through these understandings, students will develop a rich appreciation for the historical and cultural context of art, and how it continues to shape artistic expressions today. 

Throughout this course, students will discuss various artworks, research artists, and create documents and presentations demonstrating concepts learned.

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