This course surveys some of the most significant works of art such as sculpture, architecture, fiber arts, and painting created in Asia, China, Korea, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas from prehistoric time through the present. Using text readings, research, image power point presentations, and forum discussions, students will study major art movements, artistic qualities, technical processes, and individual works from many cultures. The art and architecture will be used as examples of stylistic differences as well as documents of their time and place to reflect the history, politics, religion, and geographic location of the various cultures. These works will also serve to help students understand the motivation behind the creation of art throughout history and the role of art in each particular culture. This will further inform the understanding of the way in which the function of art has changed over time.
- Instructor: Nicole Petrescu