Art History 101. What to Expect

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  • Art History 101. What to Expect

    1. 1. Art History 101:Survey of Western Art I ARTS 101 THE SURVEY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD THROUGH THE GOTHIC AGE OF CATHEDRALS
    2. 2. Things I hear at the end of a semester… “I had no idea this class would be so difficult. I thought this was an ART class.” “The course is way too fast and there is too much information.” “…but this is COMMUNITY COLLEGE. This class should not have been so hard.” “I took the class because I like art, but I have learned so much about CULTURE and HISTORY.”
    3. 3. Art History 101: Survey of Western Art I PREHISTORY NEAR EASTERN ART EGYPTIAN ART AEGEAN AND ETRUSCAN ART GRECO-ROMAN ART EARLY CHRISTIAN AND BYZANTINE ART EARLY MEDIEVAL ART MESOAMERICAN ART ISLAMIC ART ROMANESQUE AND GOTHIC ART =@ 50,000 YEARS OF HISTORY IN 16 WEEKS
    4. 4. MythBusters, Inc.© Myth #1 Reality Art History is about art  Art History is about appreciation history as seen through objects, some of which may be commonly accepted as “art.” Students may or may not learn how to appreciate those objects.
    5. 5. MythBusters, Inc.© Myth #2 Reality Art History is an “easy  Art History is rigorous. A.”  9-12 hours of study and participation online  A new language to learn  Terms  Conceptual Vocabulary  Philosophical Concepts
    6. 6. MythBusters, Inc.© Myth #3 Reality Art History 101 and  Art History 101 and 102 should be taken in 102, while connected, chronological order. are textually independent of each other.
    7. 7. MythBusters, Inc.© Myth #4 Reality Art History is for art  Art History will be majors or creative invaluable to you: students  As a cultured person  As a professional person  As a scientific thinker  As a political activist  As a religious person (if that is applicable)  As a traveler
    8. 8. IN SUMMARY Art History is NOT… Rather it IS… An Art Appreciation class  A study of objects in their contexts in order to understand the worldview,  An “Easy A” the culture, the history of a particular period, region, artist, and/or patron  Dependent on Chronological Order  An arduous survey of objects, religious views, iconography, political  Only for art/creative agendas, and scientific students discoveries
    9. 9. Art History 101:Survey of Western Art I ARTS 101 THE SURVEY OF WESTERN ART FROM THE PREHISTORIC PERIOD THROUGH THE GOTHIC AGE OF CATHEDRALS

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