AHTR_Online Syllabus: Art History 2, Renaissance to Present
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Fourteenth & Fifteenth Century Europe: The Italian and Northern European Renaissance
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You will learn: Layer by Layer (How medieval artists painted) from the Museum Boijmans http://arttube.nl/en/video/Boijmans/Layer_by_LayerClassical antiquity
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about the common and contrasting developments in the art and culture of Florence and Siena in the 14th centuryPatronage and the Status of the Artist (Smarthistory)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/patronage-and-the-status-of-the-artist.html?q=patronage-and-the-status-of-the-artist.htmlMiddle ages (or medieval)
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about the humanization of Christ, and the development of naturalism in representations of the body and in the depiction of spaceA New Pictorial Language: The Image in Early Medieval Art (Smarthistory)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/The-Evolution-of-the-Medieval-Style.htmlContrapposto
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about the characteristics of Early Renaissance artA Beginners Guide to the History of Western Culture (Smarthistory)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/for-the-beginner.htmlHierarchy of scale (or hieratic scale)
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about linear perspective and its importance for artists in this periodGiotto, Arena Chapel, c. 1305 part 1 & part 4 (Last Judgment)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/giotto-arena-chapel-part-1.htmlFresco
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about the historical circumstances in Florence that set the stage for the RenaissanceGiotto, Arena Chapel, c. 1305 part 4 (Last Judgment)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/giottos-arena-scrovegni-chapel-part-4the-last-judgment.htmlTempera
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Florence in the Early Renaissance http://italianrenaissanceresources.com/units/unit-1/essays/florence-and-the-renaissance/Humanism
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Brunelleschi and Linear Perspective http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/Brunelleschi.html?q=Brunelleschi.htmlForeshortening
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Brunelleschi & Ghiberti, The Sacrifice of Isaachttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/brunelleschi-ghiberti-isaac.htmlChiaroscuro
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Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Europe: High Renaissance, Mannerism, & Baroque
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You will learn:Leonardo Da Vincihttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-notebooks.html?q=leonardo-notebooks.htmlPope Julius II
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how Rome overtook Florence as the center of Renaissance art due largely to the patronage of Pope Julius IILeonardo's Virgin of the Rockshttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/leonardo-virgin-of-the-rocks.html?q=leonardo-virgin-of-the-rocks.htmlSistine Chapel
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about the work and techniques of High Renaissance artists including Raphael, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Bramante. Parmigianino's Madonna of the Long Neckhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/parmigianinos-madonna-of-the-long-neck.html?q=parmigianinos-madonna-of-the-long-neck.htmlIconoclasm
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the characteristics of the High Renaissance and Mannerist stylesThe Reformationhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/1500-1600-End-of-the-Renaissance-and-the-Reformation.html?q=1500-1600-End-of-the-Renaissance-and-the-Reformation.htmlCounter-Reformation
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about the challenge to the Church by Martin Luther and the Protestant ReformationMacGregor #85 (“Reformation centenary broadsheet, Germany”).http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode85/Council of Trent
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about art’s role in the Protestant Reformation and Counter-ReformationDürer's Self-portrait (1500)http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/durers-self-portrait-1500.htmlMartin Luther
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about the high drama of the Baroque period in art and architectureBernini's S. Peter's Squarehttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/berninis-saint-peters-square.html?q=berninis-saint-peters-square.html95 Theses
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Velasquez, Las Meninashttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/Velazquez-Las-Meninas.html?q=Velazquez-Las-Meninas.htmlIndulgences
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Eighteenth Century Europe: Rococo, Enlightenment, Neoclassicism, Revolution
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You will learn about: Fragonard's Swinghttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/rococo.html?q=rococo.htmlthe French Revolution
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the stylistic characteristics of the 18th century and their relationship to the hierarchical structures and extravagances of French court lifeDavid's Oath of the Horatiihttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/david-oath-of-the-horatii.html?q=david-oath-of-the-horatii.htmlRococo
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the philosophical origins of the French Revolution and the violence of the Reign of Terror and their impact on this period’s visual cultureThe Age of the Enlightenmenthttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/1700-1800-Age-of-Enlightenment.html?q=1700-1800-Age-of-Enlightenment.htmlhotel
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Neo-classicismhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/neo-classicism.html?q=neo-classicism.htmlEnlightenment & Neo-classicism
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The Nineteenth Century in Europe and America: Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, the birth of Photography
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You will learn about: Géricault's Raft of the Medusahttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/gericaults-raft-of-the-medusa1.html?searched=gericault&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1sublime
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the connection between European society and politics, and the way socio-political change affected art - and vice versaRomanticism in France: Delacroix's Liberty Leading the Peoplehttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/romanticism-in-france.html?searched=delacroix&highlight=ajaxSearch_highlight+ajaxSearch_highlight1The Salon
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the pull between emotion and rationalism in painting in the 19th centuryTurner's The Fighting Temerairehttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/turners-the-fighting-temeraire.htmlSalon des Refusés
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about the relationship between photography and painting in this periodFriedrich's Monk by the Seahttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/friedrich-monk-by-the-sea.htmlJaponisme
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about the beginnings of modern abstraction in European paintingGustave Courbet's The Stonebreakershttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/the-stonebreakers.htmlEn plein air
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E. Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbehttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/edouard-manet-le-dejeuner-sur-lherbe.htmlmodernity
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Impressionismhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/impressionism-france.htmlflaneur
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Post-Impressionism: Seurat's A Sunday on La Grande Jatte - 1884http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/post-impressionism.htmlbourgeois
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African Art in the Modern Era
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You will learn about: MacGregor #63 (“Ife Head, Nigeria”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode63/lost wax process
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the materials and methods of early modern African art in West AfricaMacGregor #77 (“Benin plaque: the oba with Europeans, Nigeria”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode77/colonialism
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the interface of European and west African cultures in the modern periodAfrican Influences in Modern Arthttp://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aima/hd_aima.htm
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Arts of the Americas
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You will learn about: MacGregor #69 (“Sculpture of Tlazolteotl”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode69/
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the history and visual culture of the Maya and the Aztecs in MesoamerciaMacGregor #78 (“Double-headed serpent, Mexico”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode78/
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South East Asian Art
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You will learn about: British Museum/BBC - Chinese Han Laquer Cuphttp://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode34/
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the visual culture associated with Buddhism in the Indian subcontinentSF Asian Art Museum: Appreciating Chinese Calligraphyhttp://education.asianart.org/explore-resources/video/appreciating-chinese-calligraphy-artbabble
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the visual culture associated with Hinduism in the Indian subcontinentUNESCO: Khajuraho Group of Monuments/Hindu Templeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q474V62zQ80
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On the literati: "The Art of the Recluse" (Asia Society)http://asiasociety.org/new-york/exhibitions/artful-recluse-painting-poetry-and-politics-17th-century-china
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the visual culture associated with Muslims in the Indian subcontinentSF Asian Art Museum: Beliefs Made Visible: Buddhism in South Asiahttp://education.asianart.org/explore-resources/video/beliefs-made-visible-buddhism-south-asia
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MacGregor #82 (“Miniature of a Mughal Prince”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode82/
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East Asian Art
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You will learn about: MacGregor #64 (“The David Vases, China”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode64/
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visual culture in the early modern period in China and JapanMacGregor #72 (“Ming banknote, China”)
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MacGregor #93 (Hokusai's 'The Great Wave', Japan”).
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British Museum/BBC - Chinese Han Laquer Cuphttp://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode34/
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Early Twentieth Century Art: The "Historical Avant-Garde" - Fauvism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Constructivism, De Stijl
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You will learn about: Cubism & Picasso's Still Life with Chair Caninghttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/cubism.html
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the "historical avant-garde" in the early 20th century - Cubism, Dada, Surrealism etcDuchamp's Fountainhttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/duchamps-fountain.html
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the foundational art school, the BauhausFeininger's Cathedral for the Bauhaushttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/feiningers-cathedral.html
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the effect of the Great War (WWI) on art and visual culture in EuropeMacGregor #95 (“Suffragette Defaced Penny”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode95/
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MacGregor #96 (“Russian Revolutionary Plate”)http://www.bbc.co.uk/ahistoryoftheworld/about/transcripts/episode96/
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Man Ray's The Gifthttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/surrealism-manray.html
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Architecture from 1750 to the present: Monticello to Mies van der Rohe
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Versailleshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxIzMr2Ekpo
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Charles Garnier's Paris Opera Househttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/garnier-paris-opera.html
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Gilbert's Woolworth Buildinghttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/gilberts-woolworth-building.html
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Mies van der Rohe's Seagram Buildinghttp://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/mies-van-der-rohes-seagram-building.html
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Late Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Art: Pollock to the Present Day
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Jackson Pollock (MoMA)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG45EoRh3Fohttp://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/modern-art-was-cia-weapon-1578808.html
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Barnett Newman (MoMA)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wyT4IvTGSwk
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Carolee Schneemann, Interior Scrollhttp://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/schneemann-interior-scroll-p13282/text-summary
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Donald Judd (MoMA)http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81324
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James Turrellhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BuJpDXkMz8
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