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2022 Spring

SURVEY OF WESTERN ART - ART100 Spring 2022


Course
Alena Foustkova
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Lessons

Here is the course outline:

1. Week 1 - Course syllabus, Introductory lecture, Prehistoric Art

Feb 8 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Description: Learn to apply the building blocks of art 40 thousand BC – 8 thousand BCE Description: Paleolithic and Neolithic Art Selected pieces for a discussion: Venus of Willendorf + Megalithic architecture vs. the chairs of M. Jetelova (contemporary artist) Reading: Study the relevant textbook chapter for review questions in class 2. Review the pdf lecture. Study about Duchamp, what is art? Assignments/deadlines: Prepare for the review questions of the previous lecture to be answered in a class 2 discussion. Study the textbook chapter for class 2. (Part of the participation grade of 25%) Individual Oral Presentations – dates to be selected by students from a calendar provided by the teacher – 25% (to be discussed in class 1)

2. Week 2 - Lecture 2: Mesopotamia + Egypt

Feb 15 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Ancient art of Mesopotamia + Egyptian Art Description: The oldest civilizations Selected pieces for a discussion: Duchamp – What is art? Individual 2 students presentation 1 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 3 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 3

3. Week 3 - Pre-Greek Art

Feb 22 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Pre-Greek Art Description: The origins of Western art and democracy Discuss: The Cycladic idols + modern 20th century art inspiration. 2 Individual student presentations 2 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 4 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 4 Participate in the NEO discussion.

4. Week 4 - Classical Greek Art

Mar 1 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 If interested, visit an opening of a solo exhibition of the lecturer, Alena Foustkova: WHAT IF? Gallery Havelka, Martinská 4, Prague 1 Opening March 1, from 6 pm http://www.galeriehavelka.cz/cs/pripravujeme/index.php

5. Week 5 - Greek Hellenistic Art

Mar 8 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Greek Hellenistic Art Description: The Greek art of the late periods Discuss: Laocoon and his sons + Expressionism. 2 Individual student presentations 4 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 6 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 6 Midterm Written recognition + understanding test, 25% (week 7), topics hand-out: Review of lectures from weeks 1 – 6 Participate in the NEO discussion.

6. Week 6 - The Etuscan and Roman Art

Mar 15 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

TTopic: The Etruscan Art + Roman Art Description: 8th century BC – 5th century AD Discuss: Select a topic from the homework video to watch + Discuss the Etruscan sarcophagi – position of women in the ancient art. 2 Individual student presentations 5 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 8 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: Prepare for the midterm test, week 7 Participate in the NEO discussion 6.

7. Week 7 - The Midterm test

Mar 22 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Midterm test, 25% - 60 minutes After the test: 2 Individual student presentations + To finish the Roman Art, Early Christian art Description: 1st - 6th century CE Discuss: The Christian symbols. Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 8 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: Prepare for class 8 after the midterm break. 2 Student individual presentations for week 8 Participate in the NEO discussion 7.

8. Week 8 - Byzantine + Islamic Art

Apr 5 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Byzantine art, Islamic art 6th – 10th century Discuss: Jerusalem – the holy city of three religions. 2 Individual student presentations 7 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 9 for the discussion and participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 9 Participate in the NEO discussion 8.

9. Week 9 - Christian Romanesque Art

Apr 12 2:45pm .. 5:15pm

Topic: Finish off the previous lecture - Jerusalem + Islamic Art New lecture: Christian Romanesque Art Description: The time of crusades and pilgrimages, 11th – 12th century Students located in Prague: After the lecture a short field trip (The online students make independent research to submit in writing.): Rotunda of Holy Cross, Old Town, Prague. Discuss: Rotunda of Holy Cross – Prepare ahead of time. 2 Individual student presentations 8 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 10 for the participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 10 Participate in the NEO discussion 9.

10. Week 10 - Gothic Art, Precursors of Renaissance (Giotto)

Apr 19 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Gothic Art + Precursors of Renaissance (Giotto) Description: Christian sensitivity and Christian stories as the main subject matter, 13th – 14th century 2 Individual student presentations 9 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 11 for the participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 11 Participate in the NEO discussion 10.

11. Week 11 - 15th century Early Renaissance in Italy + Northern Europe

Apr 26 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: 15th century Early Renaissance in Italy + Northern Europe Description: Humanism, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Donatello Discuss: The greatest discovery of the early renaissance – the scientific perspective + humanism. 2 Individual student presentations 10 Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 12 for the participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 12 Participate in the NEO discussion 11.

12. Week 12 - 16th century High Renaissance: Italy + Northern Europe

May 3 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: 16th century High Renaissance: Italy + Northern Europe Description: High Renaissance masters: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafael, Titian, Bramante Discuss: Compare to 16th century Northern Europe. 2 Individual student presentations 11 – the last students. Reading: Review the pdf lecture + Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 13 for the participation points. Assignments/deadlines: 2 Student individual presentations for week 13 Final Summaries Written Paper, 25%, information hand-out: Review of lectures from weeks 7 – 14 Participate in the NEO discussion 12.

13. Week 13 - Mannerism + Baroque of the 17th + early 18th century

May 10 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Mannerism + Baroque Description: 17th + 18th century HOMEWORK TO WATCH: HOW TO RECOGNIZE BAROQUE - See the active link insede the page. Discuss: The counter-reformation reaction in the arts – the Baroque ideology and propaganda – Prepare ahead of time. The topic will be presented and discussed during the class Field trip: National Gallery in Prague – Old Masters, Schwarzenberg Palace – focus on the Renaissance and Baroque periods Reading: Find relevant chapters in the textbook AHEAD OF THE CLASS 14 for the participation points. Assignments/deadlines: Students work on the final written summaries Participate in the NEO discussion 13.

14. Week 14 - Overview of the art movements from the late 18th century – Present.

May 17 2:45pm .. 5:30pm

Topic: Overview of the art movements from the late 18th century – Present. The topic will be presented and discussed during the final class Field trip: National gallery, the Exhibition Palace (18th century – 21st century, contemporary art) Selected pieces for a discussion: Photography and Gerhard Richter (My uncle Rudy painting, 1965) – Prepare ahead of time. Assignments/deadlines: Final Written Summaries paper, 25% DUE to NEO Participate in the NEO discussion 14.

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