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2021 Spring

SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - ART100/1 Spring 2021


Course
Alena Foustkova
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Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Week 1 - Course syllabus, Introductory lecture

Feb 9

Topic: Course Introduction, Design elements and principles

2. Week 2 - Lecture 2: 40 thousand BC – 8 thousand BCE

Feb 16

Topic: 40 thousand BC – 8 thousand BCE + Start of the Art of the Near East / Reading: Pdf lecture + Textbook, Volume I: Chapter 2 Homework: Follow the instructions in the pdf lecture and in NEO.

3. Week 3 - Ancient art of Mesopotamia (Finished) + Egyptian Art

Feb 23 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Mesopotamia (finished) + Egypt 3 thousand BC – 1st century BCE Topic: 3 thousand BC – 1st century BCE Description: Ancient art of Mesopotamia (Finished) + Egyptian Art The cradle of civilization + Civilization obsessed with death Reading + Homework: - Hands-on project 2 - The first written alphabet. Place to a Dropbox in NEO before class 4. - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook. - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 4. - NEO: Discussion 3 due before week 4 Find relevant chapters in the online textbook to support your discussion and review posts!

4. Week 4 - Lecture 4 - Pre-Greek and Greek Culture

Mar 2 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Finishing off the Art of Egypt. New: 8th century BC – 3th century BCE Description: Pre-Greek Art and Greek Art The cradle of Western art and democracy Reading + Homework: Hands-on project 3 - Greek pottery. Place to a Dropbox in NEO before class 5. - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook. Watch the Homework documentary - The Greeks, provided in the Resources, along with the pdf lectures. - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 5. - NEO: Discussion 4 due before week 5 - Hands-on Project due week 5

5. WEEK 5 - Classical Greek Art

Mar 9 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: 5th century BC – 4th century BC Description: Classical Greek Art Midterm topics + information hand-out: Review of lectures 1 – 6 Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 6. - NEO: Discussion 5 due before week 6 - Midterm Written summary assignment (15%) – Hand-out

6. Week 6 - Greek Hellenistic Art + The Etruscan Art

Mar 16 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Description: Greek Hellenistic Art: The time after the death of Alexander the Great (4th to 2nd century BC) + The Etruscan Art (10th - 1st century BC) Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture 6 + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 8! - NEO: Discussion 6 due before week 8 - Prepare for the Midterm test, part 2 / online synchronized essay-style questions (5%) - The Written midterm summary assignment is due week 7

7. Week 7 - The Midterm test

Mar 13 1am .. 3:45am
45 min

After the midterm test, join the MS Teams for the lecture of Roman art.

8. Week 8 -Roman Art + Byzantine Art

Mar 30 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Description: Finishing off the Roman art, New lecture: Early Christian art, Byzantine Art, Islamic art Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 9. - NEO: Discussion 7

9. Week 9 - Romanesque Art

Apr 13 2:45pm .. 5:15pm

Description: Christian Romanesque Art - The time of crusades and pilgrimages 10th – 12th century Review the lecture of Gothic Art for next class - Christian sensitivity and Christian stories as the main subject matter. Students located in Prague: Short individual field trip (The online students make independent research for the discussion post.): any one from the three rotundas can be visited - see the pdf lecture. Reading + Homework: - Hands-on project 4 – Illuminated initial letter. Place to a NEO dropbox before class 10. - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 10. - NEO: Discussion 8 due before week 10

10. Week 10 - Review of Gothic Art, Precursors of Renaissance (Giotto) + 15th century CE Early Renais...

Apr 20 2:45pm .. 5:15pm

Description: Pre-Renaissance bridge between the Middle Ages and the Early Renaissance: Humanism, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Donatello In-class Hands-on project 5 – Perspective. Place to a NEO dropbox before class 11. Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 11. - NEO: Discussion 9 due before week 11

11. Week 11 - High Renaissance in Italy, 16th century

Apr 27 2:45pm .. 5:15pm

Topic: 16th century CE High Renaissance in Italy Description: High Renaissance masters: Michelangelo, Rafael, Tizian Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 12. - NEO: Discussion 10 due before week 12

12. Week 12 - 15+16th century Northern Europe, Mannerism

May 4 2:45pm .. 5:15pm

Description: Jan Van Eyck, Durer, Breughel, Bosh Reading + Homework: - Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Students submit answers to the review questions in writing to NEO before week 13. - Final Review Questions for oral analyses – 20%, Hand-out Review of topics from week 11 – 13 (Selection of 10 topics provided), due week 14. Detailed description will be provided.

13. Week 13 - Baroque of 17+18th century, Italy, Spain, France, Belgium and Holand

Apr 24

Review of Renaissance in Northern Europe + Mannerism Online Lecture: Baroque in Europe - As most students are not in Prague, we will continue with the online lectures. The last class will review art of the "modern" times. Discussion 12 - Review of Baroque art - due before the last class.

14. Week 15 - Modern Art

May 1

Topic: Online Lecture: The contemporary art overview Assignments/deadlines: Final essay due to NEO - 30%

15. Week 14 - Baroque Art Northern Europe

May 13

Topic: 17th + 18th century Flanders, Holland - Baroque Description: Online Lecture: Flemish Baroque, Rubens, Rembrandt – Golden age of Dutch Baroque, Protestant reformation Discussion 7: See the selected pieces in NEO, due May 21, 3 pm CET Reading: Pdf lecture + Textbook, Volume II: Chapter 18 Assignments/deadlines: Finalize the final essay for week 15.

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