Art History and Appreciation IIART 152W
Prerequisites: Prerequisites: READING LEVEL 3 or a minimum grade of "C" (2.
0) in any approved college level composition I course. ART 151W is highly recommended. Required of all first-year Art & Design majors. Examines the history of Western modern art. Renaissance through contemporary periods. Emphasizes painting, sculpture, and architecture. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Describe informed relationships between works of art and the historical period and culture in which it was created.
- Describe artworks in relation to the originating culture.
- Identify aesthetic, political, technological, and spiritual values, which influenced or are represented in works of art.
- Articulate a recognition of and appreciation for cultural values inherent in works of art.
Recognize styles and identify specific works of art from a variety of the world's ancient cultures.
- Identify specific examples of art by artist, historical period, style, and culture as appropriate.
Demonstrate a basic vocabulary for the discussion of works of art.
- Use, in writing and discussion, specific art terms such as form, texture, composition, symmetry, pattern, symbolism, color, and foreground.
- Describe works of art correctly, using this vocabulary in historical and cultural contexts for specific works of art.
Demonstrate effective writing skills.
- Write effective essays as a means of demonstrating their understanding of the concepts and knowledge from Outcomes I, II, and III.
Demonstrate critical thinking skills.
- Evaluate previously unseen works in terms described in Outcomes I, II, III.
- Propose a personal position based on their own values in relation to these works.
- Advocate and defend personal choices and positions through informed and appropriate use of the values and vocabulary previously described.