The Pillars of Western Art

ART HIS 821.37

This course will identify the 16 major artistic periods in Western civilization, from prehistory to contemporary, and will identify the single characteristic that best describes  the artistic endeavors of each period.

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What you can learn.

  • Introduction to the great artistic achievements of Western civilization
  • Discussion of future inquiries into the nature of European and American art
  • Identify the single characteristic that best describes the artistic endeavors of each period within Western civilization
  • 16 individual periods will be discussed in intervals of 10 minutes

About this course:

This course will identify the 16 major artistic periods in Western civilization, from prehistory to contemporary, and will identify the single characteristic that best describes the determining factors for the artistic endeavors of each period within Western civilization. Examples include Magic/Prehistory, Mathematics/Greece, Rebirth/Renaissance, and Symbols/Contemporary. 

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