ARTS251

Art History and Appreciation II

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A study of European art from the High Renaissance to the present day. Beginning with Leonardo and Michelangelo, this class will examine the evolution of western art in the works of Rembrandt, Bernini, David, and Delacroix to mention only a few. Of particular importance is the universal Romantic style that inspired artists in America. This class will examine how the industrial revolution and the invention of the camera forced artists to seek new ways of presentation. Modern styles such as Impressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism follow. Art in the 20th and 21st centuries will be studied in relation to science, two world wars, and the societal changes that characterize the contemporary world.

Source: Academic Catalog 2019-20