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History of Western Art II Course

High Renaissance Art History to Late 19th Century – Florence, Italy

Western Art History II - ART 186 - Credits: 3 - Contact Hours: 45

The History of Western Art II is an historical art survey course focusing on art in Europe from the High Renaissance period up to the late 19th century. Emphasis is placed on painting, sculpture and architecture while presenting artists, their creations and the movements that characterized the different art historical periods.

The Western Art History II course considers ideas and historical events that helped to shape expression in the visual arts in this era. Great importance will be given to the interpretation of subjects and symbols, to the different techniques and styles used by artists and to the role of public and private patrons. Given the context of the course, particular attention is devoted to the development of Italian art.

History of Western Art Class Overview

The Marist History of Western Art II class covers the techniques and styles of the High Renaissance era through the late 19th century, including Impressionism, Romanticism, and the Birth of Modernism. During the course students will engage in lectures, walking tours of historical Italian Renaissance style art and architecture, visits to Italy’s finest art museums, churches and monuments, as well as possible field trips out of town. The student will learn to recognize the main characteristics and styles of historical Western European art and architecture from the High Renaissance period up to the late 19th century.

Marist’s Western Art History II is taught through the Marist study abroad program at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. Marist offers four-year Bachelor’s degrees through LdM in Art History, Studio Art, Fine Arts, Conservation Studies, Digital Media, Fashion Design, Interior Design and Italian Language. Contact us today to learn more about the Marist 4 year study abroad program in Italy.

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