2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 1200 Art of the Western World I

This course begins with an introduction to the art of the Ancient World and the Middle Ages, and then explores in greater depth European art from the time of Giotto until the beginning of the Romantic period (1300-1800). Through a chronological study of pivotal styles and artists, students will demonstrate understanding of the formal, social, political and psychological components that shape artistic expression. The course draws extensively on the rich visual resources of the Boston/Cambridge area.