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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Art and Art History: Art History

ARTH 216 (IT; TH) Monuments and Themes of Western Art History II: 1300-1600 (1)

This course is the second part of a three-semester study intended to introduce the major monuments and themes of Western art and architecture. It explores the cultures of late Gothic and Renaissance Europe, with an emphasis on contrasts between Italian and Northern European art of this period. Special attention will be paid to how art was created and viewed; how art functioned in relation to society and religion; how meaning is inherent in both style and subject matter; how power is invested in painting, sculpture and architecture; and how these important monuments affect us today.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts; Thinking Historically

  • Offering: Fall
  • Professor: Hull