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History of Western Art I Course

Greek Art History through Early Italian Renaissance – Florence, Italy

Western Art History I - ART 180 - Credits: 3 - Contact Hours: 45

The Western Art History I course is a general introduction to the visual arts, covering ancient Greek art history to early Italian Renaissance and Baroque art history. During the Western European art history course emphasis is given to those artistic events and personalities, which contributed to the artistic development of the Antiquity to Early Renaissance style periods including ancient Greek art, Roman art, Medieval art of the Middle Ages, Byzantine art, Gothic art and early Renaissance in Italy.

The History of Western Art I course covers the main monuments, artists and themes in painting, sculpture and architecture in Western art in relation to history and society; with particular emphasis on the history of art during the Italian Renaissance. The changing of artistic styles and taste over the centuries will be analyzed.

History of Western Art Class Overview

The Marist Western Art History course is divided into lectures in class, walking tours of early Italian Renaissance style historical art and architecture, visits to museums, churches and monuments in Italy, 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 600 BCE to 1600 CE.

Marist’s History of Western Art I 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.