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The History of British Art

This course is a thematically and chronologically structured survey of the visual arts and architecture in Britain from the early Middle Ages to the XX century. Class discussions will be framed around a number of major issues: symbols of identity, Britain and the outside world (Continent; Empire, etc.), patronage, the role of the artist, representation of difference, the problem of iconoclasm, art and society, and modes of visual perception/production.

The diverse character of the ideas involved is intended to introduce different approaches to the study of visual arts. Chronologically the course is divided into three parts: Middle Ages and Renaissance, from Baroque to Late Romanticism, Modern and Contemporary Art and within each part the thematic principle will be used to analyze the most important phenomena.

The course fulfills the distribution area requirement (Visual Arts).

Credits: 6/3

Course ID: ARTH_D_104


Profile Art History

Semester: Fall

Complies with general requirements: Yes

Course Type: General Course

Language: English