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Art History

ART HISTORY

This course traces the major developments in architecture, sculptures, painting and fashion design from antiquity through the late 16th century. This course considers the historical events and the stylistic changes. Students will be taught the basics of Art History through lectures and off-site visits to various museums such as Musee du Louvre, Musee Cluny, Chateau de Versailles etc.

FOCUS AREA

  • Antiquity
    Egypt
    Greece
    Rome
  • Middle Ages
    Romanesque
    Gothic period
  • Renaissance

This course traces the major developments in architecture, sculptures, painting and fashion design from the 17th century through to the 19th century.  This course considers the historical events and the stylistic changes.  Students will be taught in depth the study of the major arts of this period through lectures and off-site visits to various museums such as Musee du Louvre, Orsay Museum, Chateau de Versailles etc.

FOCUS AREAS

  • 17th Century (Baroque)
  • 18th Century (Rococo)
  • Neoclassical period
  • First Empire
  • Romanticism
  • 19th century
    Second Empire
  • 19th century
    Impressionism
    Post Impressionism

This course deals with the most profound innovations in art during the first half of the 20th century.  The first part of the course will study the major developments including Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dada and Surrealism in terms of style and theory and within cultural, social and political contexts.  In the second part it considers major movements such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Super Realism as well as works which go beyond traditional media (earthworks, video art, digital imaging).  Students will be taught in depth the study of the major arts of this period through lectures and off-site visits to various museums such as Georges Pompidou and Musee d’Art Moderne.

FOCUS AREAS

  • Fauvism
  • Cubism
  • Expressionism
    Der Blaue Reiter
  • Dada and Surrealism
  • Abstract Expressionism
  • Pop Art
  • Minimalism
  • Super Realism
  • Un-traditional media
    Earthwork
    Video Art
    Digital Imaging
*The classes are given in the form of slide lectures and through class discussions.  The site visits which will take place in different monuments throughout Paris will be given according to time table availability.