Students view and discuss works of art from prehistory to Renaissance. Building on prior coursework, students will master both formal and contextual analysis to achieve a fluent visual and cultural literacy. The visual arts and history of architecture are presented within a larger context and encourage students to appreciate images as historical as well as aesthetic objects. Through lectures and class discussion students explore aesthetic and social concerns in world art. We analyze the rise of modern ideas about art and artists and begin to explore the methodologies of art history by introducing new interpretive approaches. There are many visits to the various museums of New York City. A research-based term paper is required.
If Students take both semesters of Advanced Art History they will be prepared for the
Advanced Placement examination.
This course information was last updated on November 16, 2010