Course Schedule

Week  1 1/20 Giotto and the Proto-Renaissance
WEB LECTURES
The Skill of Describing
Art Before the Renaissance
Giotto and the Proto-Renaissance
Week  2 1/27 The Early Renaissance in Europe: Burgundy and Flanders
WEB LECTURES
Painting in Flanders and Burgundy
HOMEWORK
HW 1.2  HW 1.3
SKILL OF DESCRIBING ASSIGNMENT DUE
Week  3 2/3 The Early Renaissance in Europe:  Italy
WEB LECTURES
Introduction:  Art and Civic Pride in Florence
Donatello and the Allure of Antiquity
Masaccio and Linear Perspective
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 2.1  HW 2.2  HW 2.3
Week  4 2/10 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Rome
WEB LECTURES
The High Renaissance – Introduction
Leonardo da Vinci
Michelangelo
Raphael
Bramante
HOMEWORK
HW 3.1  3.2  3.3
Week  5 2/17 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Mannerism, Venetian Painting, Germany, and the Netherlands
WEB LECTURES
The Protestant Reformation and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
Mannerism
Venetian Painting
Germany
The Netherlands
HOMEWORK
HW 4.1  4.2  4.3
Week  6 2/24 Baroque Europe:  Italy
WEB LECTURES
The Catholic Counter Reformation
Catholic Baroque Art in Italy and Flanders
EXAM #1
Week  7 3/3 Baroque Europe:  The Dutch Republic, Spain, and France
WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
Baroque Art and Absolutism in France and Spain
VISUAL ANALYSIS 1 DUE
 Week  8  3/10 Rococo to Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States
WEB LECTURES
The Royal Academy of Art
Rococo
The Enlightenment
Neoclassicism
Neoclassicism in the United States
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Transition to Romanticism
 Week  9  3/15-3/22  SPRING BREAK
Week  10 3/24 Romanticism and Realism
WEB LECTURES
Romanticism – Introduction
Romanticism in France
Romanticism in Spain
Romantic Landscape Painting and the Sublime
The Realist Movement
HOMEWORK
HW 7:  Romanticism
Week  11 3/31 Realism + Impressionism
WEB LECTURES
Modernizing the Academic Nude
The Impressionists:  Painters of Modern Life
Japonisme
Women Impressionists
HOMEWORK
8.2  8.3  8.4
Week  12 4/7 Post Impressionism
WEB LECTURES
Post Impressionism
Week  13 4/14 Fauvism and Expressionism
WEB LECTURES
Fauvism
Expressionism
Hitler’s Degenerate Art Exhibition
EXAM #2
Week  14 4/21 Modernism in Europe and America:  Cubism, Futurism, Suprematism, De Stijl
WEB LECTURES
Cubism
Cubism and the Machine Age
Futurism
Abstraction and Non-Objective Art
Dutch De Stijl and the Bauhaus
Week  15 4/28 Modernism in Europe and America:  Dada, Surrealism, and American Scene
WEB LECTURES
Dada
Surrealism
Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War
American Art 1900-1940
Week  16 5/5 Postwar Art in Europe and the United States
WEB LECTURES
Postwar Art in Europe
American Abstract Expressionism
 Week  17  5/12 FINAL EXAM 

Note:  this schedule is subject to change