ART495 Art and Design in Europe. Arr Cr. 3. Prereq: 494,
permission of instructor. International study abroad program in western
Europe. Visits to design studios, art museums, and educational facilities.
Related activities depending on specific area of study which may vary each
time offered. Tour expenses to be paid by the student.
A. Fine Arts
I. Interior Design
Instructor: Claud and Shirlee
Terry Rossi Kirk,
"The Art of Rome" is an introductory course to the study of the
history of art and the history of the city of Rome from its foundation to
the present. Concentrating on works of art and architecture in the city,
all lessons focus on themes that can be understood through continuous on-site
study. Masterpieces of painting, sculpture, architecture and urbanism, from
Etruscan, ancient Roman, Early-Christian and Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque,
Modern and contemporary periods will be examined with attention to their
specific historical contexts and their contributions to the historical continum
of Roman culture. As an introduction to the study of art history and artistic
expression, an understanding of stylistic and iconographic meanings are
a fuller comprehension of our experience of Rome and its art.
Virgil, The Aeneid
The Bible, selections
Giorgio Vasari, The Lives of the Artists, vol.
Filippo Baldinucci, Life of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
The above selections are available in a compiled course xerox booklet,
"Four Contemporary Sources on the Art of Rome," supplied.
Christopher Hibbert, Rome, The Biography of a City
|Schedule of Classes|
Each lessson begins with an orientation slide lecture in the classroom and
continues with an on-site visit.
1. Introduction to the study of art history and of Rome
2. The origins of the Ancient Roman City
3. Roman Imperialism
4. Early Christian and Medieval Rome
5. Renaissance of Rome, #1
6. Renaissance of Rome, #2
7. Counter-Reformation and the birth of the Baroque
8. The High Baroque City
9. Early Modernism and the arts of Rome
10. Contemporary Rome
Projects and Grading Percentages
1. Three periodic assignments (5% each) 15%
2. Mid-term examination 10%
3. Team reports 10%
4. Library Internet Research 35%
5. Final Exam 25%
6. Class participation and attendance 5%
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