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History of Western Art III : Renaissance to Modern
Spring 2000
Adrienne DeAngelis
E-mail: acd@efn.org
Office hours:
Mon 3:00-5:00 (or by appt.)
214 Lawrence ext. 6-0712

Course Outline

This course surveys major artists and developments in Western European and American painting, sculpture, and architecture from the High Renaissance (c.1500) to the twentieth century. We will be looking at art both in the context of various individual, regional, and period styles, and in terms of the changing relationships between the arts and their political, religious, social, and economic contexts. Students who do well in this class will be well-qualified for more advanced courses in these areas.

Text:
Tansey, R.G., and Kleiner, F. Gardner's Art Through the Ages. 10th edition. New York, 1996.

Please Note: This is the LAST YEAR that this edition of the Gardner text will be used. The UO Bookstore says that it will NOT be buying back copies of the 10th edition. So, buy used!



                                        GTFs:
Mary Cassatt, Catherine de'Medici, Andrea Palladio, and Gomer Pyle

Discussion sections are scheduled for most weeks, and will be held on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Lawrence 166 [NOTE CHANGES] . These are designed to allow conversation about material covered in the lectures, as well as exploration of larger themes and issues sometimes approached only obliquely there. Attendance at these sections is optional but strongly recommended.

GTF Office Hours and Locations: Office Hours have ended for this term.


                                        Homepage
http://www.efn.org/~acd/art206.html/
Please check this at least once a week.

Evaluation:
Final grades will be based on the following percentages :
Quiz Wed. April 12 10%
Midterm Monday May 1 40%
Final Monday, June 5, 3:15 pm 50%

No makeup exams or quizzes are scheduled

ON THE FINAL


ANSWER KEY FOR THE QUIZ

The quiz and exams are based on the material presented in lecture and assigned readings. The individual works for which you are responsible are indicated on the Monuments List attached to this Web site. The vast majority of those works are illustrated in the textbook (Gardner). A selection of additional required images (if any)will be posted for your study on Web sites linked to this one.

    Students with a documented disability who anticipate requiring special accommodations in this course must arrange to meet with the instructor as soon as possible. Please request that the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Hilary Gerdes, x6-3211, TTY x6-1083) send a letter verifying your disability.

Attendance and Participation
In a very large class such as this one it is impossible to take attendance. You are warned that there is almost always an exact correlation between attendance and the final grade: the less you attend, the lower your grade will be. For best results from the lecture, you should have read the material before coming to class. The professor welcomes questions relevant to the course.

Decorum Please note that those of us involved in teaching these courses expect that students will behave according to accepted conventions of politeness and consideration for others. Among such considerations are:

  • No eating in class.
  • If you are late, please sit in the back of the classroom.
  • If you leave early, please anticipate the disturbance your departure may cause and sit in the back of the classroom.
  • You are expected to at least go through the motions of paying attention to the lecture. This means no talking, no reading of newspapers, or other such activities.
  • The GTFs have full authority to request your cooperation in these matters. If you refuse, you may be asked to leave.
  • No recording devices of any sort are permitted here except as needed by students with a documented disability.
  • No professional (ie, paid) notetakers are permitted to take or audit this class.
  • Please note that the above is not necessarily a complete listing of disapproved conduct.
Please note that the professor does not subscribe to the maxim: "Everything not forbidden is allowed."

Syllabus:
Below is the schedule which I plan to follow each week. Adjustments to this schedule will be made as becomes necessary. Your best program of study for this course is to do the reading in Gardner before the appropriate lecture.

Week of:

March 27- Introduction; Survey of 15th century Italy and the North.

        Readings: 3-19, Chapters 20 and 21,
        [no discussion sessions this week]

April 3- Renaissance North and South

        Readings: 728-737, 740-760; 813-815.
        Discussion: Form and space

April 10- High Renaissance,Mannerism, Venice.

        Readings: 762-769' 771-787.
        Discussion: The High Renaissance Style

      ***Quiz*** (Wednesday April 12)

April 17- Northern Europe; Baroque I.

        Readings: 770-771 (Il Gesu), 790-802, 804-806, 818-828.
        Discussion: The nude

April 24- Baroque II: 17th-century Italy, Spain, Flanders.

        Readings: 832-864.
        Discussion: Midterm review

        Leaders:

        • Catherine de'Medici
        • Andrea Palladio

    May 1- ** Midterm ** (Monday, May 1)
    Baroque in France; the Eighteenth Century.

          Readings: 865-875; 878-894.
          [no discussion sessions this week]

    April 3- Renaissance North and South

          Readings: 728-737, 740-760; 813-815.
          Discussion: Form and space

    April 10- High Renaissance,Mannerism, Venice.

          Readings: 762-769' 771-787.
          Discussion: The High Renaissance Style

        ***Quiz*** (Wednesday April 12)

    April 17- Northern Europe; Baroque I.

          Readings: 770-771 (Il Gesu), 790-802, 804-806, 818-828.
          Discussion: The nude

    April 24- Baroque II: 17th-century Italy, Spain, Flanders.

          Readings: 832-864.
          Discussion: Midterm review

          Leaders:

          • Mary Cassatt
          • Gomer Pyle

    May 1- ** Midterm ** (Monday, May 1)
    Baroque in France; the Eighteenth Century.

          Readings: 865-875; 878-894.
          [no discussion sessions this week]

      • Andrea Palladio

May 15 - The 19th Century.

        Readings: 926-958; 962-980.
        Discussion: Female artists

        Discussion Leader:

        • Catherine de'Medici

May 22 - Impressionism and Post-Impressionism.

        Readings: 980-1003.
        Discussion: Light, color, and paint

        Leader: Catherine de'Medici

May 29- The Art of the 20th Century

        Readings: TBA
        Discussion: Recent directions in art

        Leader:

        • Gomer Pyle
        Discussion: Recent directions in art

    June 4 (Sunday)Final Review 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; Room Lawrence 177

    Discussion Leaders:

    • Catherine de'Medici
    • Mary Cassatt

                                                

Final exam: Monday, June 5, 3:15 p.m.


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