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 .