Course Schedule (Revised)

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 WEATHER CLOSING
2/3 WEB LECTURES
Introduction:  Art and Civic Pride in Florence
Donatello and the Allure of Antiquity
HOMEWORK
HW 2.1  
2/5 WEB LECTURES
Masaccio and Linear Perspective
HOMEWORK
HW 2.2 
Week 4 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Rome

2/9 WEATHER CLOSING
2/10 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
2/12 WEB LECTURES
The High Renaissance – Introduction
Leonardo da Vinci
HOMEWORK
HW 3.1 
Week 5 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Mannerism, Venetian Painting, Germany, and the Netherlands

2/16 WEB LECTURES
Michelangelo
HOMEWORK
HW 3.2
2/17 WEB LECTURES
Raphael
Bramante
HOMEWORK
HW 3.3
2/19 WEB LECTURES
The Protestant Reformation and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
Mannerism
Venetian Painting
HOMEWORK
HW 4.1
HW 4.2
VA PRE-WRITING EXERCISE DUE
Week 6 Baroque Europe:  Italy

2/23 WEB LECTURES
Germany
The Netherlands
HOMEWORK
HW 4.3
2/24 EXAM #1
2/26 VISUAL ANALYSIS ESSAY WORKSHOP
Week 7 Baroque Europe:  The Dutch Republic, Spain, and France

3/2 WEB LECTURES
The Catholic Counter Reformation
Catholic Baroque Art in Italy and Flanders
HOMEWORK
HW 5.1
HW 5.2
3/3 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
HOMEWORK
HW 5.3
3/5 WEATHER CANCELLATION
Week 8 Art and the Enlightenment:  Rococo and Neoclassicism

3/9 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
HOMEWORK
HW 5.3 & HW 5.4
3/10 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art and Absolutism in France and Spain
HOMEWORK
HW 5.5
3/12 WEB LECTURES
Rococo:  Art and the Aristocratic Pursuit of Pleasure
The Enlightenment
HOMEWORK
HW 6.1
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
Neoclassicism
Neoclassicism in the United States
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Transition to Romanticism
HOMEWORK
HW 6.2
3/24 WEB LECTURES
Romanticism:  Introduction
Romanticism in France
Romanticism in Spain
Romantic Landscape Painting:  Nature and the Sublime
HOMEWORK
HW 7
3/26 WEB LECTURES
The Realist Movement
HOMEWORK
HW 8.1 
Week 11 Art and the Industrial Revolution:  Impressionism

3/33 WEB LECTURES
Edouard Manet:  Modernizing the Academic Nude
HOMEWORK
HW 8.2  
3/31 MUSEUM TRIP
4/2 WEB LECTURES
Impressionism:  Painters of Modern Life
HOMEWORK
8.3 
Week 12 Post Impressionism:  The Impact of Photography

4/6 WEB LECTURES
Japonisme
Women Impressionists:  Cassatt and Morisot
HOMEWORK
8.4 Impressionism

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

4/13 Post Impressionism:  Seurat and Cézanne
4/14 Painting as Expression:  Vincent Van Gogh
4/16 Gauguin and Primitivism
Week 14 Art in the Machine Age:  German Expressionism and the Cubist Revolution

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

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

5/4 Dadaism:  Art as a Reaction to War
5/5 Surrealism:  Dali, Miró, Kahlo
American Art Between the Wars
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