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Chronological survey of art: prehistoric, Near-Eastern, Greek, Roman, and medieval art, and Renaissance to modern art.

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20th Century Art
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Examination of the cultural and artistic developments of the twentieth century in Europe and the United States, surveying the artwork of Cubism, Fauvism, Futurism, Expressionism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Op-Art, and Modern and Postmodern architecture.

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Art 205 "Western Art from 18th to Mid 20th Century"
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Historical developments in Western art from 18th century to the mid-20th century. Focus on European and American art.

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Module 1 Materials & Techniques Artists Use
Module 2 Neoclassicism & the French Revolution
Module 3 Romanticism in Spain & France
Module 4 Romanticism in England & Germany
Module 5 Realism
Module 6 Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
Module 7 Modernism & Symbolism
Module 8 Expressionism & Cubism
Module 9 Futurism, Dada & World War I
Module 10 de Stijl & Surrealism
Module 11 The Great Depression & World War II

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Whatcom Community College
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Art Historical Methodologies
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This course is an introduction to the major methodologies used by art historians. Although not a history of art history per se, it is organized in a roughly chronological order that traces major methodological developments within the discipline from the birth of art history in the nineteenth century through the late twentieth century. The course will also examine how artworks are displayed in modern art museums. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: Explain what art historians study and what kinds of questions they ask about works of art; Identify major art historical methodologies and their associated theories and theorists; Write a critical summary of a piece of art historical scholarship; Explain the major aspects of the methodological approaches outlined in this course and how they relate to the philosophical, historical, and social context in which they first appeared; Explain how different methodologies can be used to analyze works of art; Compare and contrast major art historical methodologies; Use different art historical approaches to interpret, analyze, and write about works of art. (Art History 301)

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Art History
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The history of Art is long and varied, spanning tens of thousands of years from ancient paintings on the walls of caves
to the glow of computer-generated images on the screens of the 21st century.

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Art History I
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SUNY’s “Art History and Appreciation I” that was developed by Lumen Learning.

Module 1: Introduction
Module 1 Overview
Key Learning Items
Common Questions about Dates
A Beginner's Guide to the History of Western Culture
Why Look at Art?
The Skill of Describing
Patronage and the Status of the Artist
Glossary of Art Terms
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Module 2: The Birth of Art
Module 2 Overview
Key Learning Items
Prehistoric Art: Paleolithic Origins
Nude Woman (Venus of Willendorf)
Paleolithic Art Explained
The Neolithic Revolution
Jericho
Çatal Höyük
Stonehenge
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Module 3: The Ancient Near East
Module 3 Overview
Key Learning Items
Ancient Near East
Sumerian Art
The Invention of Writing
The Standard of Ur
Ziggurat of Ur
Art of Akkad and Ur
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Theories on the Meaning of the Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Law Code of Hammurabi
Assyrian Art
Lamassu
Neo-Babylonian Art
Art of the Persian Empire
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Module 4: The Art of Ancient Egypt
Module 4 Overview
Key Learning Items
Ancient Egypt
Egyptian Art
Materials & Techniques
Seated Scribe
The Great Pyramids of Giza
Pyramid of Khufu
Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx
Pyramid of Menkaure
House Altar (Amarna Period)
Portrait Head of Queen Tiye
Bust of Nefertiti
Ramesses II
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Module 5: The Art of Ancient Greece—Part I
Module 5 Overview
Key Learning Items
Aegean Prehistoric Archaeology
The Early Aegean (3000–700 BCE)
Geometric Greek Krater
Black Figure Amphora
Niobid Painter, Attic Red Figure Calyx-Krater
New York Kouros
Spear Bearer
The Greek Temple
East and West Pediments, Temple of Aphaia
Myron, Discus Thrower
The Parthenon
Parthenon's East Pediment
Parthenon Frieze
Parthenon Metopes
Erechtheion
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Module 6: The Art of Ancient Greece—Part II
Module 6 Overview
Key Learning Items
Lysippos: Farnese Herucles
After Praxiteles, Venus
Barberini Faun
Dying Gaul
Nike of Samothrace
The Pergamon Altar
Boxer at Rest
Alexander Mosaic
Laocoön and his Sons
Eros Sleeping and an Old Market Woman
** Petra: An Introduction
Petra: Rock Cut Facades
** Petra: Urban Metropolis
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Module 7: The Art of the Etruscans
Module 7 Overview
Key Learning Items
Etruscan Art
Sarcophagus of the Spouses
Etruscan Necropolises
Etruscan Art Explained by the Met
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Module 8: The Art of Ancient Rome—Part I
Module 8 Overview
Key Learning Items
Ancient Rome
Digging Through Time
Temple of Portunus
Veristic Male Portrait
The Pantheon
Augustus of Primaporta
Painted Garden
Head of Augustus
Ara Pacis
Villa of Mysteries
Colosseum
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Module 9: The Art of Ancient Rome—Part II
Module 9 Overview
Key Learning Items
Arch of Titus
Hadrian's Villa
Maritime Theater, Hadrian's Villa
Pair of Centaurs
Column of Trajan
Medea Sarcophagus
Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius
Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus
Tetrarchs
Arch of Constantine
Colossus of Constantine
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Module 10: Early Christian Art
Module 10 Overview
Key Learning Items
Introduction to Early Christianity
Early Christian Art
After Constantine
Santa Maria Antiqua Sarcophagus
Santa Pudenziana
Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus
Santa Sabina
Santa Maria Maggiore
Mausoleum of Galla Placidia
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Module 11: Early Medieval, Carolingian and Ottonian Art
Module 11 Overview
Key Learning Items
Early Medieval Art
Fibulae
Sutton Hoo Ship Burial
Medieval Manuscripts
The Bestiary
The Lindisfarne Gospels
Carolingian Art
Lindau Gospels Cover
St. Michael's Church
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Module 12: Byzantine Art
Module 12 Overview
Key Learning Items
San Vitale
Iconoclasm
Hagia Sophia
Ivory Panel with Archangel
Icon of Saint George
Icon of the Triumph of Orthodoxy
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Module 13: The Arts of the Islamic World
Module 13 Overview
Key Learning Items
Introduction to Islamic Art
Mosque Architecture
The Early Period
Dome of the Rock
Great Mosque of Cordoba
Medieval Period
Pyxis of Al-Mughira
The Alhambra
Ilkhanid Mihrab
Later Period
Qa'a: The Damascus Room
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Module 14: Romanesque Art
Module 14 Overview
Key Learning Items
Introduction to Romanesque Art
Pilgrimage Routes
Church Architecture
Abbaye of Fontenay
Saint Trophime
Last Judgment Tympanum
Virgin from Ger
Historiated Capitals
Painting: Wise and Foolish Virgins
Bayeux Tapestry
Diagram of a Romanesque Portal
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Module 15: Gothic Art
Module 15 Overview
Key Learning Items
St. Denis
Cathedral of Notre Dame de Chartres
Gothic Architecture
Southwell Minister
Salisbury Cathedral
Blanche of Castile
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E-book version available here: https://library.achievingthedream.org/herkimerarthistory1/

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Art History II
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Table of Contents:

I. Chapter 1: Introduction
II. Chapter 2: Proto-Renaissance (1300–1400)
III. Chapter 3: 1400–1500—Art in Northern Europe
IV. Chapter 4: 1400–1500—Art in Italy
V. Chapter 5: 1500–1600—High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy
VI. Chapter 6: 1500–1600—The Age of Reformation: Northern Renaissance Art
VII. Chapter 7: 1600–1700—Baroque Art in Italy
VIII. Chapter 8: 1600–1700—Baroque Art in Flanders, Dutch Republic, Spain and France
IX. Chapter 9: 1700–1800—The Age of Enlightenment
X. Chapter 10: 1800–1848—Industrial Revolution Part I
XI. Chapter 11: 1848–1907—Industrial Revolution Part II
XII. Chapter 12: 1907–1960—Age of Global Conflict Part I
XIII. Chapter 13: 1907–1960—Age of Global Conflict Part II
XIV. Chapter 14: 1960–Now—Age of Post-Colonialism Part I
XV. Chapter 15: 1960–Now—Age of Post-Colonialism Part II
XVI. Course Information
XVII. Textbook Online
XVIII. Meet the Class
XIX. Bulletin Board
XX. Icebreaker
XXI. Museum Project
XXII. Module 1 Renaissance Art
XXIII. Module 2 Baroque Art
XXIV. Module 3 Neoclassical and Romantic Art
XXV. Module 4 Impressionism and Later 19th Century Art
XXVI. Module 5 Early 20th Century Art and Architecture
XXVII. Module 6 1960–Now—Age of Post-Colonialism Part I, and II
XXVIII. Module 7 Globalism_Non-Western Art
XXIX. Module 8 Post Modernism Art Dealing with the Issues of Feminist Identity

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Bruce Schwabach
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04/14/2021
Arts of Asia
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This course serves as an introduction to the major pre-Modern artistic traditions of India, China, and Japan. It first examines Indian Art, focusing on Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic art and architecture. Then, the student will cover the arts of China, detailing the interaction between art, politics, and culture throughout Chinese dynastic history. Lastly, the course discusses Japanese Art, exploring the effects that various sub-traditions and sub-cultures had on the art of Japan. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: identify major pre-modern Indian, Chinese, and Japanese works of art and architecture; identify the major art historical time periods in India, China, and Japan and the important artistic developments that occurred during each of them; recognize how art and architecture can be used to understand the politics, history, and culture of India, China, and Japan; look at, analyze, and compare and contrast different types of Asian art. (Art History 305)

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Drawings & Numbers: Five Centuries of Digital Design, Fall 2002
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Seminar on a selected topic from Renaissance architecture. Requires original research and presentation of a report. The aim of this course is to highlight some technical aspects of the classical tradition in architecture that have so far received only sporadic attention. It is well known that quantification has always been an essential component of classical design: proportional systems in particular have been keenly investigated. But the actual technical tools whereby quantitative precision was conceived, represented, transmitted, and implemented in pre-modern architecture remain mostly unexplored. By showing that a dialectical relationship between architectural theory and data-processing technologies was as crucial in the past as it is today, this course hopes to promote a more historically aware understanding of the current computer-induced transformations in architectural design.

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Applied Science
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Geometry
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Carpo, Mario
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Guide to Ancient Aegean Art
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This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for the Ancient Aegean, including Cycladic, Minoan, and Mycenaean art.

Table of Contents
Part I. Cycladic

1. Male Harp Player from Keros
2. Frescoes from Akrotiri, Thera
Part II. Minoan

3. The Palace at Knossos (Crete)
4. Kamares Ware Jug - a classic example
5. Snake Goddess from the palace at Knossos
6. Bull's Head Rhyton from the palace at Knossos
7. Harvester Vase from Hagia Triada
8. Octopus Vase from Palaikastro
9. Statuette of a Male Figure (The Palaikastro Kouros)
10. Hagia Triada sarcophagus
11. Bull-leaping fresco from the palace of Knossos
12. Minoan woman or goddess from the palace of Knossos ("La Parisienne")
Part III. Mycenean Art

13. The "Palace" and Grave Circle A
14. Mask of Agamemnon
15. The Treasury of Atreus
16. Lion Gate, Mycenae

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Art History
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Author:
Beth Harris
Ruth Ezra
Steven Zucker
Date Added:
06/12/2020
Guide to Ancient Egyptian Art
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Table of Contents
Part I. A beginner's guide

1. Ancient Egypt, an introduction
2. Ancient Egyptian art
3. Materials and techniques in ancient Egyptian art
Part II. Predynastic and Old Kingdom

4. Palette of King Narmer
5. An introduction to the Great Pyramids of Giza (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure)
6. The Pyramid of Khufu
7. The Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx
8. The Pyramid of Menkaure
9. King Menkaure (Mycerinus) and queen
10. The Seated Scribe (Saqqara)
Part III. Middle and New Kingdom

11. Temple of Amun-Re and the Hypostyle Hall, Karnak
12. Mortuary Temple and Large Kneeling Statue of Hatshepsut
13. House Altar depicting Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three of their Daughters
14. Portrait Head of Queen Tiye
15. Thutmose, Model Bust of Queen Nefertiti
16. Tutankhamun's tomb (innermost coffin and death mask)
17. Last judgement of Hu-Nefer, from his tomb

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Steven Zucker
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Guide to Ancient Etruscan Art
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Part I. Etruscan art

1. The Etruscans, an introduction
2. Bucchero, a black, burnished ceramic ware
3. Temple of Minerva and the sculpture of Apollo (Veii)
4. Apulu (Apollo of Veii)
5. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Louvre)
6. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)
7. Sarcophagus of the Spouses (Rome)
8. Tomb of the Triclinium, Tarquinia
9. The Francois Tomb, Vulci
10. Tomb of the Reliefs, Cerveteri
11. The Chimera of Arezzo
12. Bronze Mars of Todi
13. Aule Metele (Arringatore)

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Beth Harris
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Steven Zucker
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06/12/2020
Guide to Ancient Greek Art
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Part I. A beginner's guide
Part II. Pottery
Part III. Daedalic and Archaic
Part IV. Early Classical
Part V. Classical
Part VI. Late Classical
Part VII. Hellenistic

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06/12/2020
Guide to Ancient Near Eastern Art
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This book contains all of Smarthistory’s content for Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo-Sumerian / Ur III, Babylonian, Assyrian and Persian art.

Table of Contents
Part I. Sumerian

1. Sumer, an introduction
2. White Temple and ziggurat, Uruk
3. Archaeological reconstructions
4. A precious artifact from Sumer, the Warka Vase
5. Standing Male Worshipper (Tell Asmar)
6. Perforated Relief of Ur-Nanshe
7. Signing with a cylinder seal
8. War, peace, and the Standard of Ur
Part II. Akkadian

9. Akkad, an introduction
10. Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Part III. Neo-Sumerian/Ur III

11. Seated Gudea holding temple plan
12. King Ur-Nammu's Ziggurat of Ur
Part IV. Babylonian

13. Visiting Babylon today
14. Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi
15. Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi
16. The Ishtar Gate and Neo-Babylonian art
17. Ishtar Gate and Neo-Babylonian art
18. Kassite art: Unfinished Kudurru
Part V. Assyrian

19. Assyria, an introduction
20. Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II
21. Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions
Part VI. Persian

22. Ancient Persia, an introduction
23. Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa
24. Persepolis: The Audience Hall of Darius and Xerxes

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Steven Zucker
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06/12/2020
Guide to ancient Roman art
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Part I. An introduction to the art of Ancient Rome
Part II. Ancient Roman Wall Painting
Part III. Ancient Roman Republic
Part IV. Ancient Rome: Early Empire
Part V. Ancient Rome: Middle Empire
Part VI. Ancient Rome: Late Empire

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Arts and Humanities
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Beth Harris
Ruth Ezra
Steven Zucker
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06/11/2020
Introduction to Western Art History: Proto-Renaissance to Contemporary Art
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In this course, we will study important movements and some influential artists in Western art history. It begins with the Proto-Renaissance in Italy in the 13th century and continues through to the late 20th century, providing a framework for considering how and why certain artistic movements emerged in certain places at certain times. Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to: identify the major styles of works of art in the West from the Italian proto-Renaissance through contemporary art; explain how political, social, and religious ideas inform art styles and images; explain prevalent artistic and architectural techniques developed through the period covered; eiscuss formal aspects of works of art in terminology basic to the field; recognize important artworks and describe them in terms of their form, content, and general history of their creation. (Art HIstory 111)

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Modern Art
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In this course, you will study the various artistic movements that comprise 19th- and 20th-century modern art. You will examine several dozen artists, all of whom helped define their respective artistic styles and eras through their innovative approaches to representation, artistic space, and the role of the artist in society. Each unit will cover a significant period in the history of modern art and explore the ways in which both the principal figures from each period and the corresponding movements challenged the limits of art through the incorporation of modern life, as each artist addresses the political, philosophical, and personal implications of ĺÎĺ_ĺĚĄ_modernityĺÎĺ_ĺĚĺÎĺ and how it relates to the production of artwork.

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Smarthistory Art History
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At Smarthistory we believe art has the power to transform lives and to build understanding across cultures. We believe that the brilliant histories of art belong to everyone, no matter their background. Smarthistory’s free, award-winning digital content unlocks the expertise of hundreds of leading scholars, making the history of art accessible and engaging to more people, in more places, than any other provider.

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A World Perspective of Art Appreciation
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Art appreciation is centered on the ability to view art throughout history, focusing on the cultures and the people, and how art developed in the specific periods. You cannot understand art without understanding the culture, their use of materials and sense of beauty. Art is also conveyed by the simple act of creating art for art’s sake. Every person is born with the innate desire to create art and similar to other professions, training is essential in honing skills to produce art.

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Preface
1: A World Perspective of Art Appreciation
2: The Dawn of Art (40,800 BCE – 5000 BCE)
3: The First Civilizations and their Art (5000 BCE – 1900 BCE)
4: Learning to Build and the Evolution of Tools and Symbolic Statues (1900 BCE - 400 BCE)
5: The Transition of Art (400 BCE – 200 CE)
6: The Sophisticated Art of Cultures (200 CE – 1400 CE)
7: The Sacred Buildings of Civilizations (200 CE – 1400 CE)
8: Renaissance - The Growth of Europe (1400 CE – 1550 CE)
9: The Beginning of Colonization (1550 CE – 1750 CE)
10: The New World Grows (1700 CE – 1800 CE)
11: The Industrial Revolution (1800 CE – 1899 CE)
12: The Modern Art Movement (1900 CE – 1930 CE)
13: The World is One (1930 – 1970)
14: The World is One (1960 CE – 1990s CE)
15: The New Millennium (2000 - 2020)
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