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CAH 1091 : Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts
Mon, 15 May 2017 16:41:30 GMT
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Corcoran Art History (CAH)
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DMD-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Digital Media Design
FA-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Fine Arts
FAP-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Fine Art Photography
GD-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts in the Field of Graphic Design
PJ-BFA: Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Photojournalism
Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Corcoran School of the Arts and Design (CCAD)
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Art History II: Historical Perspectives in the Visual Arts
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Art History II: Historical Per
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This course covers the history of art and architecture produced by cultures around the world from prehistory to the end of the 19th century. We will look at works of architecture, sculpture, and painting both in the process of their creation and meaning in cultural context. Using case studies from different cultures and time periods, the course is subdivided to explore some of the general themes that often provide meaning to artistic expression including: cosmology and belief, ceremony and society, the body, the icon, and identity. By the end of the course you should have the skills necessary to analyze works of art and architecture based on an understanding of visual, iconographic and contextual analysis, comparative study, and the interpretation of primary documents and secondary sources. Museum visits will be a major component of discussion sessions.
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