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ART 105 - Introduction to the History of Art and Architecture

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)

Opening with the global present, ART 105 now uses today’s digital universe as a contemporary point of reference to earlier forms of visual communication.Faculty presentations explore the original functions and creative expressions of art and architecture,shaped through varied materials, tools andtechnologies. Within this visual legacy fundamental experiences and aspirations emerge: forms of religious devotion, attitudes toward nature and the human body, and the perpetual need for individual and social definition. Moving through painting, sculpture and architecture of pre-history through great monuments of the Middle East, Egypt, Greece, Rome and Asian Antiquity, we examine the  flowering of medieval art and architecture through current research in computer imaging. The print revolution and the Protestant Reformation’s redirection of the role of images then lead us to connections between Renaissance art and science in works by Leonardo da Vinci and Albrecht Dürer. Weekly discussion sections help students develop essential tools of visual analysis through study of original works in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Electing both semesters of ART 105, 106  in chronological sequence is strongly recommended, but each may now be taken individually or in the order that fits a student’s schedule.

NRO available for juniors and seniors.

Open to all classes. Enrollment limited by class.

Three 50-minute periods and one 50-minute conference period.

Course Format: CLS

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