Art history is more than names, dates, and movements—it is about the unexpected connections that create its complex narrative. From Egypt’s mythic symbolism to Warhol’s pop sensibility, this course invites you to study significant artists and examine key art objects that illustrate and explain the unfolding of Western art history. As there is never a single way to interpret an art object, course lectures provide diverse contexts and ways of looking, guiding you toward developing an independent and confident approach to looking at—and finding meaning in—works of art. For those passionate about art, Art History: Egyptian Art to Pop, The Key Movements offers a solid education on how to analyze, interpret, and appreciate art.
You will learn:
- To understand and interpret the history of Western art, acquiring knowledge of significant artists and key art objects independently.
- To interpret and critique work from different historical periods and art movements, gaining the tools needed to examine any object of art.
- To accurately date works of art and to define the essential characteristics of significant paintings, movements, and individual artists in Western art history.