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The Western Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

The course surveys major developments in painting, sculpture and architecture from the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world, to the Middle Ages, Renaissance, early modern and revolutionary modern worlds in their political, social, philosophical, and religious contexts. Discussion, readings and writing stress the interpretive methods of the art historical discipline. Students will develop written and oral skills in visual analysis, learn to identify artistic styles, and apply the principal methodologies of art historical study. The course critically examines the narrative of western art history and investigates why particular works of art have been included. (Not offered 2021-22).

1 to 2 units

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The Western Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times will provide students with the opportunity to design and curate an exhibition for the Unblocked Gallery in the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College. Students will inspect the social, political, and religious contexts of art from the prehistoric era to our contemporary moment.
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