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Overview

From Egypt’s mythic symbolism to Warhol’s pop sensibility, this course explores significant artists and examines key art objects that illustrate and explain the unfolding of Western art history. Course lectures provide diverse contexts and ways of looking and interpreting art objects with an emphasis on developing an independent and confident approach to seeing — and finding meaning in — works of art. This course guides participants through the process of how to analyze, interpret, and communicate effectively about art.

This Premier Online Course features weekly recorded lectures and faculty-guided discussion boards to maximize flexibility and deliver an engaging and interactive digital experience.

Students will learn:

  • To assess and interpret significant artists and key art objects independently.
  • To appreciate and critique a wide variety of works 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.

This course has previously been offered under the title Art History: Egyptian Art to Pop – The Key Movements .

The Details
  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    April 7 - May 18, 2021
    $1,485  ($1,335 if registered by March 2, 2021)
    Tuition includes six weeks of instructor guidance and an additional 90 days to review the course at your leisure.
    We offer this online course throughout the year with sessions starting approximately every four months. Contact us for more information.
  • Getting Started & How It Works

    Getting Started & How It Works

    SIA Online Community, our learning and networking space, opens two weeks before the course begins. This space provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the learning platform and introduce yourself to fellow students from around the world.
    Visit our How It Works page to learn more about the online learning experience.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    Week 1: The Ancient Mediterranean: Egypt, Greece, and Rome

    • Egyptian Pyramids and Sculpture

    • Archaic and Classical Greek Sculpture and the Parthenon

    • Roman Veristic Sculpture and the Roman Arch


    Week 2: The Myth of the Dark Ages and the Emergence of Light: The Medieval Period

    • Medieval Objects

    • Medieval Manuscripts

    • Romanesque Architecture

    • Gothic Architecture

    • The Proto Renaissance


    Week 3: Science, Grandeur, and Leisure: Renaissance, Baroque and Beyond

    • Italian Renaissance

    • Northern Renaissance

    • Baroque Painting, Sculpture


    Week 4: The 19th Century and the Rise of Modernism

    • Neo-Classicism

    • Romanticism

    • Realism

    • Impressionism & Post-Impressionism


    Week 5: A New Millennium: The Early 20th Century

    • Cubism and Futurism

    • Marcel Duchamp

    • Russian Constructivism


    Week 6: Post-WWII: Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art

    • Post World War II: Abstract Expressionism

    • Abstract Expressionism to Pop Art

    • Post-War Art in Europe & America

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Georgia Krantz, Adjunct Faculty, Online
    Ph.D., ABD, Queen's University, Ontario; MA, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Georgia Krantz is an independent art historian and arts educator with a focus on 20th-century art. She has taught art history at the New School and Pratt Institute and has worked as an educator and education consultant at numerous NYC institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, the International Center of Photography, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Krantz has extensive university and museum education experience. She currently teaches graduate studies at the Interactive Telecommunications Program and the Interactive Digital Media program at NYU.
  • Certificate Of Completion

    Certificate Of Completion

    For each course successfully completed, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
    Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
  • Register

    Register

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    This course is listed under the Premier Course option in the online application. Premier Online Courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
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    Questions? Contact us at online@sia.edu.

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