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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 09

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 16 5:45am .. 8:15am

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

Feb 20

Topic: 8th century BC – 3th century BCE Description: Pre-Greek Art and Greek Art The cradle of Western art and democracy In-class Review questions from lecture 3 Practical in-class exercise: Greek pottery (Asynchronous students will make the project independently and place to a Dropbox in NEO along with answering the lecture 4 review questions). Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 4 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 4 - NEO: Discussion 4 Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook

5. WEEK 5 - Greek + Hellenistic Art

Feb 27

Discussion: Questions from the previous lecture will be asked. Description: Classical Greek Art - continued Hellenistic Art The time after the death of Alexander the Great Midterm topics + information hand-out: Review of lectures 1 – 6 Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 5 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 5 (Asynchronous students will be answering the lecture 5 review questions to NEO Dropbox). - NEO: Discussion 5 Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Midterm Written summary assignment (20%) – hand-out

6. Week 6 - Roman Art - The art of the conquerors

Mar 06

Topic: 8th century BC – 5th century AD / CE Description: Roman Art - The art of the conquerors Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 6 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 6 (DUE in class after the midterm - Asynchronous students will be answering the lecture 6 review questions to NEO Dropbox). Discussion 6 - NO NEO discussion for week 7 - the homework from the lecture will be discussed after the midterm test instead. Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook - Submit the Midterm summaries to NEO dropbox by Tuesday, October 27 before 2:45 pm CET - Prepare for the Midterm in-class / online synchronized test (10%)

7. Week 7 - The Midterm test

Mar 13
59 min

After the midterm test, join the MS Teams at 4 pm to finish and discuss the remaining slides of the lecture of Roman art.

8. Week 8 - November 3 - 1st - 10th century CE

Mar 20

Description: Online Lecture: Early Christian art, Byzantine Art, Islamic art In-class Review questions from lecture 6: Roman art Reading + Homework after the lecture – Short deadline! - Review the pdf lecture 7 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 8 (Asynchronous students will be answering the class 8 review questions to NEO Dropbox). - NEO: Discussion 7 Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook

9. Week 9 - Romanesque and Gothic Art - Friday, November 6

Mar 23

MS Teams online meeting – 3 pm CET time / 9 am EST time Topic: 11th – 12th century Description: Online Lecture: Christian Romanesque Art - The time of crusades and pilgrimages 13th – 14th century + Precursors of Renaissance (Giotto) Gothic Art - Christian sensitivity and Christian stories as the main subject matter / Reading: Pdf lecture + Textbook, Volume I: Chapters 11 + 12 Discussion 2: See the selected pieces in NEO, due April 16, 3 pm CET

10. Week 10 - 15th century CE Early Renaissance in Italy

Mar 27

MS Teams online meeting – 2:45 pm CET time Review of th Gothic style - study the pdf lecture ahead of time! Giotto – the "precursor" of Early Renaissance. Early Renaissance: Humanism, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Donatello Review questions from lecture 9 Homework Hands-on project: Perspective (Place to a Dropbox in NEO). Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 10 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 10 (Asynchronous students will be answering the class 10 review questions to NEO Dropbox). - NEO: Discussion 9 Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook

11. November 17 - NO class

Apr 03

State holiday Catch up on all the NEO Discussions.

12. Week 11 - High Renaissance in Italy

Apr 10

High Renaissance masters: Michelangelo, Rafael, Tizian In-class Review questions from lecture 10 Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 11 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 11 (Asynchronous students will be answering the class 11 review questions to NEO Dropbox). - NEO: Discussion 10 Reading: Find relevant chapters in the online textbook

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

Apr 17

Description: Early + High Renaissance Northern Europe: Flanders + Mannerism Reading + Homework after the lecture: - Review the pdf lecture 12 - Prepare to answer review questions from class 12 (Asynchronous students will be answering the class 12 review questions to NEO Dropbox). - NEO: Discussion 11 - Study ahead of time the Pdf Lecture 13: Caravaggio, Counter-Reformation, The art of spiritual exaltation, Spain – El Greco, Flemish Baroque, Rubens, Rembrandt – Golden age of Dutch Baroque, Protestant reformation – the lecture in class 13 will be a short overview to save time for the planned field trip. Final essay – Hand out – 30%

14. 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.

15. Week 15 - Modern Art

May 01

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

16. 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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