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ART 129
History of Western Art III


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Study of art in Europe and the U.S. made during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Architecture, sculpture, painting, printmaking and the photo arts, are studied. Influences of the past, combined with the rapid technological and cultural changes of the Modern Age, are explored to develop an understanding of the art of our own times. This course is the third in a three-quarter sequence but may be taken out of sequence.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Interpret the aspirations and aims of numerous art styles and movements
  • Identify artists associated with these movements and distinguish a number of personal artistic styles
  • Display appreciation of the close relationship between art and the political and social context in which it occurs
  • Consider the importance of the advent of photography and its consequences for art, particularly painting
  • Follow the development of architecture from its pre-modern roots through innovations in style, building material, technology, function, and attitude
  • Discuss the rise of “avant-garde” art in opposition to artistic traditions supported by established authorities, especially the national academies of art;
  • Identify the meaning of the terms “abstraction” and “nonrepresentational” and recognize their value to modern artists
  • Describe the challenges presented by new art forms, such as the “readymade,” collage, and assemblage, and methods like “appropriation,” to accepted assumptions regarding aesthetics and the art object
  • Identify the ever-widening arena in which the visual arts take place, involving interrelationships between traditional categories of art, music, theater, and dance
  • Recognize that contemporary artists use art to engage social, political, cultural, and religious issues
  • Demonstrate ability to speak and write articulately and knowledgeably about modern Western art
  • Nurture a long-lived interest in the arts and places studied in this course

  • Course Topics
  • Foundations of Modern Art
  • The Eighteenth Century, otherwise called the Age of Enlightenment or the Age of Reason
  • Neoclassical and Romantic Painting
  • Realism and other tastes
  • Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
  • Early Modernism in Europe and the United States
  • European and American Art between WWI & WWII
  • Art Since 1945/Postmodernism

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    ART 129
    Spring 2013
    5733
    Janice James
    ART 129
    Spring 2012
    5733
    Janice James
    ART 129
    Winter 2011
    5733
    Janice James
    ART 129
    Winter 2011
    8005
    Janice James


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.