Twelve Objects: An Introduction to Art History (AH2108.01)

Zirwat Chowdhury

This part-lecture, part-discussion course offers a survey of the history of art through close study of twelve objects selected from a wide chronological and geographical breadth. Each object will serve as notable example of an important artistic movement, as well as illustrate a key art historical term or method. The course will present students with an overview of important movements, themes, and ideas within the history of art, as well as help them build a glossary of critical aesthetic and art historical terms. Each week, readings will comprise a pairing of a survey text and a theoretical and/or art historical essay.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 10:10am - 12:00pm; Th 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 22
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, Art History, Zirwat Chowdhury.