ART216  -  Art History Survey II: Renaissance through the 21st Cent.

Prof. R. Barris, Assoc. Prof. and Chair, Art Dept.

  202 Porterfield, 831-6001; email: rbarris@radford.edu

office hours: mornings (until 2 on M and 12 on W; until 10:30 on T and R)

 

Bernini: Rape of Persephone, 1622-24 Koleichuk: untitled construction, 2010

Topic Outline, Key Art Works, and Study Links [grades, important dates and announcements will be posted in D2L] 

Note: this is a general study site for my art history survey classes. Some of the headings may be different from the exact topics we will cover in class -- in other words, this isn't a substitute for coming to class or reading the textbook, but it may help you fill in some gaps on information you didn't quite get in class. Some of the narrated power points are not required but supplementary; if they are required, they will also be available in D2L.


TOPIC OUTLINE


Late Med. and early Renaissance in N. Europe (15th c.)
key artists: Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, other Flemish painters, artists of the Holy Rom. Empire
themes: relig. art for the home; NE portraiture


Intro and Northern Europe in the 15th cent. (slide show)


the Italian Renaissance in the 15th century and Giotto's legacy
key artists: Donatello, Ghiberti, Masaccio, Botticelli, Mantegna, Ghirlandaio, Brunelleschi, Alberti
themes: imitation and emulation; patronage and the artist; mature humanism; linear perspective; the Renaissance portrait

Italian art and architecture  in the 15th century

Anatomy and the Artist (powerpoint with narration)

The Spiritual and the Natural (narrated powerpoint)

Medici family patronage (narr. pp)

Italy in the 16th century: regional differences and the emergence of a new style
Key artists: Bramante, Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo; new roles for the artist

Venetian artists: Bellini, Titian, Palladio; new subject matter and the interest in color

Italian art in the 16th century

Venice in the 16th century

The School of Athens (narrated power point)

[16th cent. continued] mannerism; the Counter-reformation; women as artist and patron; key artists: Bronzino, Parmagianino, Fontana, Anguissola, Veronese, Tintoretto; alternatives to the classical Renaissance

Mannerism


Late Renaissance and Mannerism in 16th c. N. E. and Spain
themes: the Protestant reformation, iconoclasm, the cult of portraits, the growth of the market
key artists: Dürer, Grünewald, Bosch, Holbein, Bruegel


                                     SUMMING UP THE RENAISSANCE

the 17th century: Baroque Italy and Spain 
Key artists: Caravaggio, Bernini, Gentileschi; Borromini
themes: dynamism and theatricality; a new emotionalism; the restoration of the Church’s power


Baroque Northern Europe
the Treaty of Westphalia; new genres of painting; the middle class consumer; the king’s taste; key artists: Poussin, Rembrandt, Rubens, Hals, Leyster, and Vermeer; key monument: Versailles

French, English and Russian Baroque



From Rococo to Neoclassicism: the 18th cent.
Themes: women and the academy; the pastel portrait in the 18th cent.; artifice, sentimentality and the natural; revolution and enlightenment
key artists: Watteau, Boucher, Fragonard, Greuze, Vigée-Lebrun, Labille-Guiard, Hogarth, Adam, Kauffmann, David, Greenough, Jefferson

Late Baroque/Rococo/Neoclassicism


From romanticism to realism in Europe and America
themes: art as revolution; the emergence of photography and the  growth of international exhibitions
key artists: Delacroix, Géricault, Ingres, Goya, Constable and Turner, Cole and Church, Courbet, Daumier, Manet, Homer, Eakins, Tanner, Daguerre, Cameron, O’Sullivan


Impressionism and post-impressionism: late 19th century
themes: new theories of color and optics; an interest in modernity and modern life; the artist’s inner vision
key artists: Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Cassatt, Caillebotte, Gauguin, Van Gogh, Seurat, Redon, Rodin, Horta



Early 20th century avant-gardes (art before WWII)
key artists: Picasso, Braque, Boccioni, Matisse, Kandinsky, Mondrian, Duchamp; key ideas and styles: cubism, futurism, absolute abstraction, constructivism


From modern to postmodern to post-postmodern? global currents in the 21st century
Art since 1945; key movements: abstract expressionism, post-painterly realisms, minimalism, new media


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