Course Schedule (2015)

Week 1 Introduction

1/20 Course Orientation
1/22 WEB LECTURE
Art Before the Renaissance
Giotto and the Proto-Renaissance
HOMEWORK
HW 1.1 
Week 2 The Early Renaissance in Europe: Burgundy and Flanders

1/26 WEATHER CLOSING
1/27 WEATHER CLOSING
1/29 Painting in Flanders and Burgundy
HOMEWORK
HW 1.2
HW 1.3 
Week 3 The Early Renaissance in Europe:  Italy

2/2 WEB LECTURES
Introduction:  Art and Civic Pride in Florence
Donatello and the Allure of Antiquity
HOMEWORK
HW 2.1 
2/3 WEB LECTURES
Masaccio and Linear Perspective
HOMEWORK
HW 2.2 
2/5 WEB LECTURES
Private Patronage and Secular Art in the Renaissance
Renaissance Architecture
The Role of the Artist in the Renaissance
Savonarola and the Bonfire of the Vanities
HOMEWORK
HW 2.3
Week 4 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Rome

2/9 WEB LECTURES
The High Renaissance – Introduction
Leonardo da Vinci
HOMEWORK
HW 3.1 
2/10 WEB LECTURES
Michelangelo
HOMEWORK
HW 3.2
2/12 WEB LECTURES
Raphael
Bramante
HOMEWORK
HW 3.3
VA PRE-WRITING EXERCISE DUE
Week 5 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Mannerism, Venetian Painting, Germany, and the Netherlands

2/16 WEB LECTURES
The Protestant Reformation and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
HOMEWORK
HW 4.1 
2/17 WEB LECTURES
Mannerism
Venetian Painting
HOMEWORK
HW 4.2
2/19 WEB LECTURES
Germany
The Netherlands
HOMEWORK
HW 4.3
Week 6 Baroque Europe:  Italy

2/23 EXAM REVIEW
2/24 EXAM #1
2/26 WEB LECTURES
The Catholic Counter Reformation
Catholic Baroque Art in Italy and Flanders
HOMEWORK
HW 5.1
Week 7 Baroque Europe:  The Dutch Republic, Spain, and France

3/2 WEB LECTURES
Catholic Baroque Art in Italy
HOMEWORK
HW 5.2
3/3 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
HOMEWORK
HW 5.3
3/5 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
HOMEWORK
HW 5.4
Week 8 Art and the Enlightenment:  Rococo and Neoclassicism

3/9 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art and Absolutism in France and Spain
HOMEWORK
HW 5.5
3/10 WEB LECTURES
Rococo:  Art and the Aristocratic Pursuit of Pleasure
The Enlightenment
HOMEWORK
HW 6.1
3/12 WEB LECTURES
Neoclassicism
Neoclassicism in the United States
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Transition to Romanticism
HOMEWORK
HW 6.2
VISUAL ANALYSIS ESSAY DUE
Week 9 Spring Break Spring Break 3/15-3/22
 
Week 10 Art and the Industrial Revolution:  Romanticism and Realism

3/23 WEB LECTURES
Romanticism:  Introduction
Romanticism in France
Romanticism in Spain
Romantic Landscape Painting:  Nature and the Sublime
HOMEWORK
HW 7
3/24 WEB LECTURES
The Realist Movement
HOMEWORK
HW 8.1 
3/26 WEB LECTURES
Edouard Manet:  Modernizing the Academic Nude
HOMEWORK
HW 8.2  
Week 11 Art and the Industrial Revolution:  Impressionism

3/33 WEB LECTURES
Impressionism:  Painters of Modern Life
HOMEWORK
8.3 
3/31 MUSEUM TRIP
4/2 WEB LECTURES
Japonisme
Women Impressionists:  Cassatt and Morisot
HOMEWORK
8.4 Impressionism
Week 12 Post Impressionism:  The Impact of Photography

4/6 EXAM REVIEW
4/7 EXAM 2
4/9 Post Impressionism:  Seurat and Cézanne
Week 13 Post Impressionism and Fauvism:  Reactions to Modernity

4/13 Painting as Expression:  Vincent Van Gogh
4/14 Gauguin and Primitivism
4/16 Liberating Color:  Henri Matisse and Fauvism
Week 14 Art in the Machine Age:  German Expressionism and the Cubist Revolution

4/20 German Expressionism, Die Brücke and Der Blau Reiter
The Degenerate Art Exhibition
4/21 The Cubist Revolution:  Braque and Picasso
4/23 Cubism and the Machine Age
Futurism
Week 15 Art in the Machine Age:  Geometric Abstraction, World War I, and Dada

4/27 20th Century Non-Objective Art:  Suprematism and Constructivism
4/28 Designs for a New World Order:  Dutch De Stijl and the Bauhaus
4/30 Dadaism:  Art as a Reaction to War
MUSEUM PAPER DUE
Week 16 Surrealism; American Art 1900-1960

5/4 Surrealism:  Dali, Miró, Kahlo
Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War
5/5 American Art Between the Wars:  The Armory Show and American Scene
5/7 American Abstract Expressionism
Week 17 Final Exam Week

5/11 FINAL EXAM (part 1)
5/12 FINAL EXAM (part 2)

Note:  this schedule is subject to change