University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

XII--Course Descriptions

Art History

School of Fine Art and Music.

Students with a special interest in particular courses in Art History should consult the School concerning prerequisites.

ARTH*1510 Art Historical Studies I F(3-0) [0.50]

A consideration of the visual arts in the Western tradition. Emphasis will be placed on historical and critical analysis of key monuments and on the prerequisite technology, as well as on various ways of looking at the visual past and present. Focus will be on the visual arts from prehistory through the Middle Ages.

ARTH*1520 Art Historical Studies II W(3-0) [0.50]

A continuation of ARTH*1510 with particular emphasis on the visual arts from the Renaissance to today.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1510

ARTH*2150 Art and Archaeology of Greece F(3-0) [0.50]

A survey of Ancient Greek Art and Archaeology, with stress on form and function plus stylistic trends and aesthetic values. The course will illuminate the cultural, social, and political life in Ancient Greece. (Also listed as CLAS*2150.)

Exclusion: CLAS*2150

ARTH*2280 Modern Architecture: Architecture from the Industrial Revolution to Today W(3-0) [0.50]

An investigation of architectural form and content from the mid-18th century in Europe to the present in Canada. Critical consideration will be given to the roles of architecture in the shaping of our visual consciousness and to its central importance in the development of urban and national consciousness.

ARTH*2480 Introduction to Art Theory and Criticism W(3-0) [0.50]

An introduction to historic and contemporary theories of art and art criticism. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*1510, ARTH*1520, SART*2040

ARTH*2490 Canadian Art F(3-0) [0.50]

The visual arts in Canada from its indigenous traditions to the present.

ARTH*2540 Art of the Early Middle Ages F(3-0) [0.50]

Christian art from the Peace of the Church to the end of the Ottonian period. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*1510

ARTH*2550 Early Renaissance Art in Italy F(3-0) [0.50]

Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late 13th century to the late 15th century, with emphasis on Florence.

ARTH*2560 The Waning Middle Ages F(3-0) [0.50]

The visual arts in the Low Countries, the German territories, and France in the 14th and 15th centuries, with emphasis on the major Netherlandish painters from Robert Campin to Hieronymus Bosch.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1510

ARTH*2580 European Art, 1900-1945 F(3-0) [0.50]

European painting, sculpture and photographic media from the turn of the century to 1945.

ARTH*2600 Neo-Classicism and Romanticism W(3-0) [0.50]

Western art from the middle of the 18th century to the middle of the 19th century. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520

ARTH*2950 Northern Baroque Art W(3-0) [0.50]

The visual arts in the Spanish Netherlands and the Dutch Republic from the late 16th century to the late 17th century, with emphasis on such major painters as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony Van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Hals, Rembrandt van Rijn, and Johannes Vermeer.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520

ARTH*3010 Twentieth Century Canadian Art and Culture W(3-0) [0.50]

The course will offer detailed study of examples from a spectrum of Canadian visual culture. The developing plurality of art practices, of technological media, of high and low cultural forms will be examined in the context of specifically Canadian social and historical conditions during the modern and post-modern periods. The primary emphasis will be on developments since 1940.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits

ARTH*3150 Roman Art and Urbanism W(3-0) [0.50]

Introduction to Roman art and urbanism from the Early Republic to the end of the imperial period. The course will survey the developments of Roman art with an emphasis in architecture, sculpture and painting. It will illuminate the development of the urban space in the context of cultural, social and political life. (Also listed as CLAS*3150.)

Exclusions: ARTH*3530, ARTH*4500, CLAS*3150

ARTH*3420 The Visual Arts in Culture of the United States F(3-0) [0.50]

The study of the visual arts of the United States as part of the culture of that nation.

Prerequisites: ARTH*2580

ARTH*3460 English Art, 17500 to Present W(3-0) [0.50]

In conjunction with the London Semester, this course will survey the visual arts in England from the mid-18th century to the present. Visits to galleries, museums, libraries, studios, and other cultural institutions will supplement lectures and stress the experience of actual works of art.

Prerequisites: admission to London Semester

ARTH*3520 Art Since 1945 W(3-0) [0.50]

An analysis of the visual arts of painting, sculpture, photographic media and non-traditional media from the end of World War II to the present. Selected artists of North America and Western Europe will be considered, as well as the institutions of the art world.

Prerequisites: ARTH*2580.

ARTH*3540 Art of the High Middle Ages F(3-0) [0.50]

Romanesque and Gothic art in Western Europe. (Offered in even-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*1510, ARTH*2540

ARTH*3550 High Renaissance Art W(3-0) [0.50]

Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy from the late 15th century to the late 16th century, with emphasis on Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo.

ARTH*3560 The Reformation Era W(3-0) [0.50]

The visual arts in the German territories, the Low Countries, and France in the 16th century, with emphasis on the painting and graphic arts of Albrecht Duerer and his contemporaries.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520

ARTH*3570 Realism to Post-Impressionism W(3-0) [0.50]

Western painting, sculpture and architecture of the second half of the 19th century.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520

ARTH*3640 Southern Baroque Art and Rococo Art F(3-0) [0.50]

Painting, sculpture and architecture in Italy, Spain and France from about 1600 to the mid-18th century, with emphasis on Caravaggio and Bernini, Velasquez and the Tiepolo.

ARTH*3780 Women and Art F(3-0) [0.50]

Introduction to the identification and critique of those traditional perspectives in art that have represented or misrepresented women and women's experience, followed by selected studies of artworks and texts by women throughout history.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits

ARTH*4250 Seminar in Canadian Art W(3-0) [0.50]

Selected topics in Canadian Art. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*3010

ARTH*4520 Seminar on Southern Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo Art W(3-0) [0.50]

Selected topics of the period.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520, (1 of ARTH*2550, ARTH*3550, ARTH*3640)

ARTH*4530 Seminar on Rembrandt and his Contemporaries F(3-0) [0.50]

Selected topics on the painter and his school.

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520, ARTH*2950

ARTH*4540 Seminar on 19th-Century Art F(3-0) [0.50]

Selected topics of the period. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: ARTH*1520, ARTH*3570

ARTH*4550 Seminar on 20th-Century Art F(3-0) [0.50]

Selected topics of the period.

Prerequisites: ARTH*2580, ARTH*3520

ARTH*4600 Individual Study - Art History S,F,W(3-0) [0.50]

Each student establishes, in consultation with the faculty member chosen, the content of this special study within the area of expertise of that instructor.

Prerequisites: This course is available with the approval of the Director for students who have completed their 5th semester and for whom there is no suitable course available.

ARTH*4620 Museum Studies F(3-0) [0.50]

This seminar course will be offered in conjunction with the staff and facilities of the Macdonald Stewart Art Centre and will deal with historical matters relating to the role of the art museum in western life and the critical day-to-day management of a contemporary one. Students will participate, when possible, in the preparation of a current or forthcoming exhibition in the Centre.

Prerequisites: 10.00 credits

ARTH*4850 Honours Thesis I S,F,W(0-9) [0.50]

Under the guidance of a faculty member over two semesters (ARTH*4850 in the first semester and ARTH*4860 in the second semester), the honours student will research and complete a major independent project in art history or criticism for final approval by a faculty committee. Recommended for all honours students.

Prerequisites: registration in semester 7 or 8 and a cumulative average of 70% in Studio and Art History courses

ARTH*4860 Honours Thesis II S,F,W(0-9) [0.50]

Continuation of ARTH*4850.

Prerequisites: ARTH*4850

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