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Courses

Art History

5400. Topics in Art History  (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in Art History.

5402. History of Modern Crafts and Design, Part 1   (3 s.h.)

Traces the ideas, personnel, workshops, objects and styles of the Arts and Crafts Movement from William Morris to Henry Mercer (1850s-ca. 1915) in Europe and the United States. Charles and Margaret Mackintosh in Scotland, Eliel Saarinen in Finland, Charles Ashbee and the Guild of Handicraft in England, Stickley, Roycroft, Frank Lloyd Wright and Tiffany in the U.S., and other key designers/crafters of clay, metal, fiber, wood, glass will be studied. The influence of Japanese art and craft, the development of the various forms of Art Nouveau, and "Arts and Crafts" houses will also be examined.

5403. History of Modern Crafts and Design, Part 2   (3 s.h.)

Continues the study of key schools, workshops, individuals, techniques, attitudes, and styles pertaining to 20th-century craft and design in the U.S. and Europe. Issues include the Bauhaus, the move to modernism, the continuing influence of Arts and Crafts ideas, the studio craft movement, and gender.

5405. History of Photography   (3 s.h.)

Examination of key developments in the history of modern photography.

5431. International Cinema   (3 s.h.)

Examination of various aspects of international cinema. Past and future topics include Italian Neorealism, Third World Cinema, India-Iraq: Comparative Cinema, German Expressionist Cinema, The "Artist" in Film, and Silent Cinema.

5460. Topics in 20th Century Art   (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in 20th-century art. Recent topics include History of Modern Graphic Design.

5462. Picasso and Modern Masters   (3 s.h.)

This course investigates the work of four major modern artists: Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, and Brancusi.  It places them in a variety of cultural, social, aesthetic, and historical contexts. Because the works of these artists are strongly represented in the Philadelphia Museum and in other local collections, several trips to examine work firsthand are planned.

5510. Topics in Ancient Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent topics have included Greek Vase Painting, Greek Architecture, Minoan and Mycenaen Art, Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture, Greek and Roman Monumental Painting, and Curating an Exhibition on the History of Archaeological Illustration.

5520. Topics in Medieval Art   (3 s.h.)

Courses taught or planned include The Decorated Style: Architecture; Painting and Sculpture in England ca. 1240-1360; French Gothic Manuscript Illumination ca. 1200-1400; and The VIsual Culture of Monasticism in Late Antique and Medieval Egypt.

5530. Topics in Renaissance Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent or planned topics include Artistic Exchange between Italy and Northern Europe; Mannerism Redefined; Color and Meaning in Painting; Renaissance Architecture; Bernini, Caravaggio, and Velasquez; Michelangelo; and The Sacred Image in the Renaissance: Crisis and Resolution.

5540. Topics in Baroque Art   (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in the art of the Baroque period. Recent topics include Style and the Historiography of Baroque Art.

5550. Topics in 19th Century Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent and planned topics include Manet and 19th century French Criticism; Impressionism and Post-Impressionism; Pre-Raphaelite Painting; Symbolism; Depicting Race; and American Cosmopolitans: Art and Modernity in the Gilded Age, 1870-1913.

5560. Topics in 20th Century Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent and planned topics include Art since 1945; Dada and Surrealism; Futurist Art and Theory; and Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, and Brancusi.

5601. Historiography of Art History   (3 s.h.)

Study of key methods and critical approaches in art history.

5611. Greek Vase Painting   (3 s.h.)

A survey of Greek vase painting from the late Bronze Age until the period of red figure and black figure painting.

5621. Archeological Program   (3 s.h.)

Study in Ancient Art and Archaeology.

8410. Seminar: Comparative Ancient Techniques   (3 s.h.)

An investigation of the methods and technology used in the ancient Mediterranean cultures of Egypt, Anatolia, Greece, and Rome to product art. Reports will cover ceramics, metalworking, jewelry making, glassmaking, painting, sculpture, weaving, architecture, lapidary, and other art forms. Presentations will sometimes be made in studies and sometimes as slide lectures.

8430. Seminar: Problems, Periods, Style  (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in art history. Past and future topics include Picasso and Duchamp; Methods in Modern Art; Futurist Art and Theory; The Body in Art History; Censorship; Dada and Surrealism; Arts of Asia; Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Brancusi; and The 1960s.

8440. Seminar: Problems, Periods, Style   (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in art history. Past and future topics include Picasso and Duchamp; Methods in Modern Art; Futurist Art and Theory; The Body in Art History; Censorship; Dada and Surrealism; Arts of Asia; Public Sculpture; Philadelphia Architecture and Urbanism; and Exhibition Studies.

8450. Special Projects   (3-6 s.h.)

Selected Topic in Art Theory and Criticism.

8460. Seminar in Contemporary Art   (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in contemporary art. Past and future topics include Abstract Expressionism, Contemporary American Realism, Art of the 1960s, Pop Art, Art of the 1980s, and Contemporary American Realism.

8470. Seminar in Modern Art   (3 s.h.)

Selected topics in modern art. Past and future topics include American Early Modernism, Art Nouveau, Visionary Art, Landscape Painting, and Monumental Sculpture.

8610. Problems in Ancient Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent topics have included Art in the Age of Augustus; Severan Art; and Ancient Counterfeits, Looting, and the Ethics of Collecting.

8620. Problems in Medieval Art   (3 s.h.)

Courses taught recently or planned include The Iconography of Later Medieval Art: Theory & Practice; The Medieval Portal; Carolingian Art; The Icon; The Spaces of the Medieval Church and Their Decoration: Cloister, Choir, and Chapel; and Late Antique and Byzantine Aesthetics.

8630. Problems in Renaissance Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent or planned topics include Michelangelo and His Times; After Raphael: Painting in Central Italy; Michelangelo's Last Judgment; Beyond Florence: Artistic Centers in the 15th Century; Palladio and His Legacy; and Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese.

8640. Problems in Baroque Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent and planned topics include The Baroque Altarpiece; The Invention and Evolution of the Early Modern Hero; Baroque Sepulchral Art; Women as Patrons in the Early Modern Period; Historiography of the Baroque; Art and the Spectator; and Illusionism and the Visionary in Italy and Spain.

8650. Problems in 19th Century Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent and planned topics include Courbet and Manet; Cezanne; and Delacroix.

8660. Problems in 20th Century Art   (3 s.h.)

Recent and planned topics include Modern and Postmodern Portraiture, Abstract Expressionism, Art of the 1960s, Art of the 1980s, Censorship, and The 20th Century Metropolis.

9183. Archaeological Program   (3 s.h.)

Seminar study in Ancient Art and Archaeology as directed by advisor.

9585. Internship Seminar   (3 or 6 s.h.)

For students in the fine arts administration track. Placement in a local museum or gallery (e.g., Temple University Gallery in Center City, Philadelphia) or other appropriate institutions. To be arranged with the graduate director.

9586. Internship Seminar   (3 or 6 s.h.)

For students in the fine arts administration track. Placement in a local museum or gallery (e.g., Temple University Gallery in Center City, Philadelphia) or other appropriate institutions. To be arranged with the graduate director.

9891. Directed Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Faculty-directed research on a specific topic. To be arranged with faculty sponsor and graduate director.

9991. Directed Reserach   (1-3 s.h.)

Faculty-directed research on a specific topic. To be arranged with faculty sponsor and graduate director.

9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation   (1-6 s.h.)

Preparation for preliminary examinations. Doctoral students only.

9996. Thesis Research   (1-3 s.h.)

Research and writing of the master`s thesis.

9998. Pre-dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Research of dissertation proposal. Doctoral students only.

9999. Dissertation Research   (1-6 s.h.)

Restricted to Doctoral students elevated to candidacy writing the dissertation.

 

Updated 12.3.08