This course offers an overview of the European Art History from the Antiquity to the 20th Century.
The purpose of the course is to understand all historical periods in the most important regions of Europe and thus to comprehend the various contexts of creation of works of art. Throughout the lecture students will also have a chance to learn, how to interpret visual sources.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Explain history and culture behind works of art.
2) Name important painters and their works.
Europe, History, Culture, History of Art
|✔ Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
By lecture. Memorise two painters and two works as a revision of each lesson.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Ancient Greece and Roman Art||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 2||Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Art||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 3||Renaissance Art||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 4||Baroque Art||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 5||Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 6||Impressionism and Post-Impressionism||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 7||Late 19th-Century and 20th-Century Art||To be announced in each class.|
|Class 8||Summary||To be announced in each class.|
None required. Course materials are provided during class.
S. Takashina, A. Miura (ed.), Handbook of Fine Art, Sinshokan, 1997.
Students’ course grades are based on the final reporting paper (40%) and attendance (60%).
Knowledge of the European history is desirable. In addition to referring to the reference book, students are recommanded to visit museums to see works of art. The Tokyo Institute of Technology is a member of the Campus Members of National Museums. Students can visit the museums for free or at a reduced fee.
No classes will be given on April 10 (Wed) because of the orientation sessions for incoming first-year students. Second year and above graduate students do not need to attend these orientation sessions.
Date of the first class is April 17 (Wed).