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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Art and Art History: Art History

ARTH 217 (IT; TH) Monuments and Themes of Western Art History III: 1750-1900 (1)

This course is the third part of a three-semester study intended to introduce the major monuments and themes of Western art and architecture. It explores the cultures of Western Europe and the United States from the Rococo period to the twentieth century with a focus on painting. Special attention will be paid to how art of this broad period was created and viewed; how it functioned in relation to society, politics and (though less persistently than before) religion; how meaning is inherent in both style and subject matter; how power is invested in painting; and how these important monuments affect us today.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts; Thinking Historically

  • Offering: Spring
  • Professor: Hull