Incorporating Cultural Art History modules, Fine Arts and Humanities modules.
Unless otherwise stated, ALL Modules worth 8 ECTS credits each.
The aim of this module is to familiarize a person with no background in art to the subject. It explains the ways in which painting, sculpture, and architecture are related to mythology, religion, politics, literature, and daily life. The module serves as a visual introduction to the history of the West and introduces students with the terminology used to discuss art. It also defines Cultural Art History and identifes the distinction between this and traditional Art History. Required for all majors. Back to Top
- The new naturalism of Northern art and devotional piety
- Character and function of symbolism in art
- Parallels and distinctions between Early Netherlandish and Italian Quattrocento art
- The role of art in Reformation Europe
- The development of new subject matter, including landscape, still life, and peasant scenes.
- The development of private patronage and its impact on developments in art.
The module includes asurvey of the varied movements and styles that arose, and which form the core of modern art. This will reveal relationships between the past and present that one typically does not expect in an analysis of modern art.
We survey the following movements: Neo-Impressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Expressionism, Suprematism, Constructivism, Metaphysical painting, De Stijl, Dada, Surrealism, Social Realism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop art, Op art, Minimal art, and Neo-Expressionism.
The module also examines the significance the potential for artistic mediums to express responses to the changed conditions of life in the 20th century. This includes the impact of accelerated technological change, the expansion of scientific knowledge and understanding, the seeming irrelevance towards some traditional sources of value and belief. It also looks at the expanding awareness of non-Western cultures. as well las investigating the ossible motivations behind abstract or nonobjective art. Back to Top