HA+100+Syllabus+1+08 - History of Art 100 INTRODUCTION TO...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
History of Art 100 INTRODUCTION TO ART Winter 2007 Winter 2008, M/W/F, 12:00-1:00, Angell D Prof. Howard Lay 120D Tappan Hall [email protected] Office Hours: T/Th 2:45- 3:45pm (and by appointment) Prof. Martin Powers 120A Tappan Hall [email protected] Office Hours: Monday, 3-4 in  Tappan; 4-5 in Amers at the  Union GSIs: Katie Brion ([email protected]) Melanie Garcias Sympson  ( [email protected] ) Course Description Students taking this course will acquire the basic tools they need for approaching any tradition of visual  culture, but in particular that portion of visual culture which has been set aside for its quality and cultural  significance.  The course confronts head-on the problem of valuation (quality) in the arts, along with  other thorny but fundamental issues such as pictorial illusion or different cultural constructions of “Art.”  The problem of “Art” will be approached under three broad rubrics: representation, functions of art, and  the making of art.  Under these headings students will learn to “see” art through a variety of prisms,  including realism, abstraction, narrative, landscape, religion, politics, love, and the status of the artist,  among others.  Lectures will be arranged topically rather than chronologically, with broad geographic  representation so that students will learn to approach problems such as illusion, ornament, or the artist’s  social status as generic to the making of art rather than the flower of any particular national genius.  The 
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern