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Art History

ARTH 107 Introduction to Art History from the Roman to the Byzantine Empire (2)

This class is part of a group of courses intended to introduce the major monuments and themes of ancient and medieval art, architecture, and visual culture. Chronologically, it explores the production of architecture and artworks in diverse media from the first century to the fourteenth century CE. Subject areas covered include the Roman and Byzantine Empires, Early Christian and Jewish visual culture, as well as Christian art and architecture from Ethiopia. This course also seeks to introduce students to the basic art historical methods of visual and comparative analysis, with a focus on the production, function, reception, and power of visual images from historical periods before the modern conception of fine art.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Arts & Humanities; World Engagement: CV
  • Offering: Annually
  • Professor: Nicgorski

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