Course Description


AD 110 Ideas in Art and Design History
4 cr.
Offered: Fall

This course draws from the disciplines of art history, philosophy, psychology and the social sciences in order to consider questions of interest to art historians and artists alike: What are the functions of art? Which principles shape visual expression? How is visual art related to larger cultural forces including religious, political, economic and so on? What is the relationship between art, artists and audiences? The course objective is to investigate these questions in a way that is relevant to each student's own creative development.