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  • AH 115 Freshman Seminar: Greek Art in Society - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    Material Culture Visual Culture Art History 115 Freshman Seminar Greek Art in Society Examines Greek art in its social context Focusing on Greek vases in the Elvehjem Museum we will use a multimedia database to develop our understanding of these objects and their place in Greek culture This freshman seminar will explore the relationships between Greek art and the society which produced it We will investigate a series of topics including the Trojan War in art and literature and relate it to the recent movie Troy the Olympic games following the Summer 2004 Olympics in Athens and the symposium in art and literature We will focus in part on content and context the roles that works of art played in ancient Greek society and in part on methodology how scholars and students use those works of art and literature to reconstruct an ancient culture In particular we will work extensively with on line resources including Perseus a multimedia database of Greek art and literature As the internet has fundamentally changed the way students and scholars do research we will discuss in depth how to use internet resources critically Students will do original research and present the results of their work

    Original URL path: http://arthistory.wisc.edu/art-history-115-course-description.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • AH 201 Ancient to Medieval Art - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    and cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin including Egypt and the Middle East from ca 3000BCE to 1400 CE placing particular emphasis on social religious and historical contexts of art and artistic production I II 4 cr H E Open to Freshmen Examines the arts and cultures of Europe and the Mediterranean basin before the Renaissance We explore canonical works such as the pyramids at Giza the Parthenon in Athens the Venus di Milo Hagia Sophia in Constantinople the Book of Kells the Great Mosque at Córdoba Chartres cathedral and Giotto s Arena Chapel But we also define art broadly to encompass the material culture of everyday life including jewelry ceramics clothing and textiles Besides considering the social religious and historical contexts of art and artistic production we address basic human concerns death and the afterlife desire and the body self definition and portraiture power and propaganda monstrosity and the supernatural the divine and the sacred Crucial skill sets cultivated are critical visual analysis contextual interpretation research methods and resources historiography and oral written and digital communication Students will apply these skills in assignments focused on works of art in the Chazen Museum Dale MWF 12 05 12 55

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  • AH 203 Survey of Asian Art - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    19th c Buddhist art of India with its subsequent East Asia embodiments This course introduces the visual arts of Asia in relevant social historical and cultural contexts through a selection of artistic achievements from across the vast area including Afghanistan Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Korea Nepal Pakistan Thailand Tibet and Vietnam at different points in time Variously centered on individual works monuments artists or movements the course is organized

    Original URL path: http://arthistory.wisc.edu/art-history-203-course-description.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • AH 204 Introduction to Visual Culture - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    Library Visual Resources Collection Classroom Reservations News and Events Announcements Events Calendar Newsletters Affiliated Programs Buildings Landscapes Cultures Material Culture Visual Culture Art History 204 Introduction to Visual Culture This is a foundation course in the transdisciplinary field of Visual Cultures It examines theories and technologies of vision and visuality in their disparate manifestations over time and cultures and geographies P Open to Fr Search this site Department of Art

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  • AH 205 Global Arts - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    in ways of analyzing works from around the globe and from the ancient through the contemporary The course addresses key questions of method and practice taking up issues such as ways of seeing production and reception function and use modes of display the market and museums The primary aim of the course is to develop an understanding of cultural differences and interactions By exploring a range of kinds of work

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  • AH 208 Western Architecture: Renaissance to Modern - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    Resources Course Websites Image Search Kohler Art Library Visual Resources Collection Classroom Reservations News and Events Announcements Events Calendar Newsletters Affiliated Programs Buildings Landscapes Cultures Material Culture Visual Culture Art History 208 Western Architecture Renaissance to Modern A chronological survey of the development of European architecture from the early fifteenth century to the twentieth P Open to Fr Search this site Department of Art History 232 Conrad A Elvehjem Building

    Original URL path: http://arthistory.wisc.edu/art-history-208-course-description.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • AH 236 Bascom Colloquium in Art History - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    Events Calendar Newsletters Affiliated Programs Buildings Landscapes Cultures Material Culture Visual Culture Art History 236 Bascom Colloquium in Art History Belief Ritual and Representation A low enrollment course developing skills in critical reading logical thinking use of evidence and use of library resources Emphasis on writing in the conventions of specific fields This course is part of a FIG First year Interest Group and is open only to first year students concurrently enrolled in the other two classes in the cluster Anthropology 104 and History 119 Art History 236 is the central synthesizing course of the Ritual Belief and Religious Art FIG and will focus on an integrated study of religious belief and practice with particular attention paid to images and objects as both implements and visual expressions In Anthropology 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity you will be introduced to cultural anthropology and the study of human ritual and belief History 119 The Making of Modern Europe focuses on European history from the Renaissance to the time of Napoleon a period of intense artistic energy and experimentation This course fulfills the Com B Writing Requirement I II SS 3 cr H E Requires successful completion of or exemption from

    Original URL path: http://arthistory.wisc.edu/art-history-236-course-description.htm (2015-11-11)
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  • AH 241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture - UW-Madison Department of Art History
    Affiliated Programs Buildings Landscapes Cultures Material Culture Visual Culture Art History 241 Introduction to African Art and Architecture Regional styles of African art with reference to cultural function and aesthetics Emphasis on the art of West and Central Africa Historical beginnings with the ancient art of Nigeria and continuing into the royal and popular categories This course examines the rich heritage of African arts and architecture as they shape and have been shaped by the histories and cultural values social political religious philosophical and aesthetic of African peoples Topics include Concepts of art African and non African visual analysis historical overview of major African civilizations and their arts including rock arts Nok Jenne Igbo Ukwu Ife and Benin thematic studies of artists and aesthetics textiles decorative and body arts architecture and contemporary African arts Lectures organized either chronologically or thematically will include artists demonstrations films guest speakers museum visits and performances We will make extensive use of the African art displayed in the expanded Chazen Museum of Art as well as others in the Object Study room of the Museum Drewal MW 2 25 3 15 L140 Elvehjem Building I or II 3 cr H E Open to Freshmen Cross

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