Course Schedule (revised) 2014

Week 1 Introduction

1/21 WEATHER CANCELLATION
1/23 Introduction:
Course Syllabus
The Skill of Describing
Week 2 The Early Renaissance in Europe: Burgundy and Flanders

1/27 WEB LECTURES
Art Before the Renaissance
Giotto and the Proto-Renaissance
HOMEWORK
HW 1.1 
1/28 WEB LECTURE
Painting in Flanders and Burgundy
HOMEWORK
HW 1.2 
1/30 WEB LECTURE
Painting in Flanders and Burgundy
HOMEWORK
HW 1.3 
Week 3 The Early Renaissance in Europe:  Italy

2/3 WEATHER CANCELLATION
2/4 WEB LECTURES
Introduction:  Art and Civic Pride in Florence
Donatello and the Allure of Antiquity
HOMEWORK
HW 2.1 
2/6 WEB LECTURES
Masaccio and Linear Perspective
Other Renaissance Artists Using Linear Perspective
HOMEWORK
HW 2.2 
clock-greyBASIC VISUAL ANALYSIS DUE

Week 4 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Rome

2/10 WEB LECTURES
Private Patronage and Secular Art in the Renaissance
Renaissance Portraiture
Renaissance Architecture
The Role of the Artist in the Renaissance
Savonarola and the Bonfire of the Vanities
HOMEWORK
HW 2.3
2/11 WEB LECTURES
The High Renaissance – Introduction
Leonardo da Vinci
HOMEWORK
HW 3.1 
2/13 WEATHER CANCELLATION
Week 5 The High Renaissance in Europe:  Mannerism, Venetian Painting, Germany, and the Netherlands

2/17 WEB LECTURES
Michelangelo
Raphael
Bramante
HOMEWORK
HW 3.2
HW 3.3 
2/18 WEATHER CANCELLATION
2/20 WEB LECTURES
The Protestant Reformation and Michelangelo’s Last Judgment
HOMEWORK
HW 4.1 
Week 6 Baroque Europe:  Italy

2/24 REVIEW EXAM 1
2/25 EXAM #1
2/27 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

3/3 WEB LECTURES
Catholic Baroque Art in Italy
HOMEWORK
HW 5.2
3/4 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
HOMEWORK
HW 5.3
3/6 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art in the Dutch Republic
clock-greyTAKE-HOME EXAM ESSAYS DUE
Week 8 Art and the Enlightenment:  Rococo and Neoclassicism

3/10 WEB LECTURES
Baroque Art and Absolutism in France and Spain
Rococo in France 
3/11 WEB LECTURES
The Age of Reason:  Art and the Enlightenment
3/13 WEB LECTURES
Jacques Louis David and French Neoclassicism
Neoclassicism in the United States
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Transition to Romanticism
HOMEWORK
HW 6
Week 9 Spring Break 3/17-3/23
 
Week 10 Art and the Industrial Revolution:  Romanticism and Realism

3/24 WEB LECTURES
Romanticism:  Introduction
Romanticism in France
Romanticism in Spain
Romantic Landscape Painting:  Nature and the Sublime
HOMEWORK
HW 7
clock-greyVISUAL ANALYSIS ESSAY DUE (optional)
Students may choose to do this assignment as a substitute for the Basic Visual Analysis (with a grade penalty), or to improve their grade on the first assignment
3/25 WEB LECTURES
The Realist Movement
HOMEWORK
HW 8.1 
3/27 WEB LECTURES
Edouard Manet:  Modernizing the Academic Nude
HOMEWORK
HW 8.2  
Week 11 Art and the Industrial Revolution:  Impressionism

3/31 WEB LECTURES
Impressionism:  Painters of Modern Life
HOMEWORK
8.3 
4/1 MUSEUM TRIP
4/3 WEB LECTURES
Japonisme
Women Impressionists:  Cassatt and Morisot
HOMEWORK
8.4 Impressionism
Week 12 Post Impressionism:  The Impact of Photography

4/7 REVIEW EXAM 2
ANNOTATED SLIDE LISTS DUE
4/8 EXAM 2
4/10 Post Impressionism:  Seurat and Cézanne
Week 13 Post Impressionism and Fauvism:  Reactions to Modernity

4/14 Painting as Expression:  Vincent Van Gogh
4/15 Gauguin and Primitivism
4/17 Liberating Color:  Henri Matisse and Fauvism
Week 14 Art in the Machine Age:  German Expressionism and the Cubist Revolution

4/21 German Expressionism, Die Brücke and Der Blau Reiter
The Degenerate Art Exhibition
4/22 The Cubist Revolution:  Braque and Picasso
4/24 Cubism and the Machine Age
Futurism
Week 15 Art in the Machine Age:  Geometric Abstraction, World War I, and Dada

4/28 20th Century Non-Objective Art:  Suprematism and Constructivism
4/29 Designs for a New World Order:  Dutch De Stijl and the Bauhaus
5/1 Dadaism:  Art as a Reaction to War
clock-greyMUSEUM PAPER DUE
Week 16 Surrealism; American Art 1900-1960

5/5 Surrealism:  Dali, Miró, Kahlo
Surrealism and the Spanish Civil War
5/6 American Art Between the Wars:  The Armory Show and American Scene
5/8 American Abstract Expressionism
Week 17 Final Exam Week

5/12 Final Exam (part 1)
5/13 Final Exam (part 2)
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Exam 3 Part 2

Note:  this schedule is subject to change

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