108年第2學期-1156 Western Art History 課程資訊
本課程名額為 70人，已有44 人選讀，尚餘名額26人。
This course presents an introductory overview of the history of art from prehistory to the late medieval period. It considers the artistic production of various civilizations, ranging from Ancient Mesopotamia to the Holy Roman Empire, and focuses on a diversity of cultural and religious traditions, including: Persian, Egyptian, Byzantine, Islamic, Christian, and Jewish. The class examines a wide array of objects, including statues of gods and emperors, reliquaries containing saints’ bones, Greek temples, Gothic cathedrals, early synagogue decoration, devotional manuscripts, and gold-gilded altarpieces.
Emphasizing significant stylistic movements across time and place, this course lays the groundwork for more advanced art history courses by introducing visual analysis and other interpretative tools of art historical research. Students will also learn how the visual products of a culture relate to historical circumstances, societal values, and shifting personal and collective identities. The skills developed in this class provide important tools for navigating and interpreting media and visual representation in the twenty-first century. Students will attend weekly lectures, write one short paper, and take two exams.