ART 204 Art Appreciation II

Art Appreciation II is an introduction to western art and architecture from the Renaissance to present day. The course will provide students with the foundational skills of art analysis and interpretation, set in the historical context of the times. Students will examine how works of art from the Renaissance to present day function both as aesthetic and material objects and as cultural artifacts. Themes include art as sacred spaces, narrative art, art as power and authority, propaganda, and art as domestic decoration.