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Courses of Instruction in Art History
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The Department of Art does not offer all of the courses listed in the Calendar every year. For the most up-to-date information on the availability of courses offered in the current year, check QCARD or consult with the departmental office.
 
ADMISSION TO FIRST-YEAR AND UPPER-LEVEL COURSES
1.0 credit of first-year coursework is required for any concentration in Art History, and is strongly recommended before enrolment in any higher-numbered course. Courses at the 100 and 200 level are not normally subject to enrolment restrictions and carry no prerequisites.
 
Enrolment at the 300 level is limited, and restricted to students with at least third-year standing. Priority in registration will be given to concentrators in Art History and Fine Art. Prospective students should know that 300-level courses assume sufficient background to facilitate advanced discussion of the topic, and also carry higher expectations for research and writing skills. It is strongly recommended that students take at least two courses at the 200 level before attempting upper-level courses. Please note that 'permission of the Department' may only be obtained at the beginning of the session in which the course is offered, and not during the course selection period.
 
400-level seminars are open to upper-year students in Art History and Fine Art, and to others by permission of the Department.
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ARTH-116*/0.5 Art and Architecture in Britain from the Classical Period to c.1700 3L/P
A chronological survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in western culture from Greece and Rome through to the early modern period. The art works will be studied at British galleries, museums and architectural monuments.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
EXCLUSION    When both ARTH 116* and ARTH 117* are taken they exclude ARTH 120.
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ARTH-117*/0.5 Art and Architecture in Britain from c.1700 to the Present 3L/P
A chronological survey of painting, sculpture and architecture in western culture from c.1700 to the present day. The art works will be studied at British galleries, museums and architectural monuments.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
EXCLUSION    When both ARTH 116* and ARTH 117* are taken they exclude ARTH 120.
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ARTH-120/1.0 Art in the West from Antiquity to Modernity 2L;1T
A survey of famous and lesser-known works of painting, sculpture, architecture, and other art forms from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Baroque, and the Modern Age. Themes include politics, religion, mythology, gender roles, techniques, conservation and intersections with non-western cultures.
EXCLUSION    When both ARTH 116* and ARTH 117* are taken they exclude ARTH 120.
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ARTH-123/1.0 Architecture in the Classical Tradition    3L
An introduction to the history of architecture in the Western World. Classicism as a recurrent theme will be traced from its origins in ancient Greece and Rome to its continuing influence on present-day Post Modernism in Europe and North America.
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PREREQUISITE FOR ALL 200-LEVEL COURSES
Second-year standing or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-210*/0.5 An Introduction to Technical Art History 3L
A course surveying the study of artists' materials and techniques through methods of examination such as X-radiography, infrared reflectography, dendrochronology, and high-resolution digital imaging.
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ARTH-212*/0.5 Medieval Art 3L
An introduction to the arts of the Middle Ages (c.300-1400) from the origins of Christian art under the Emperor Constantine, through the Early Christian, Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic Periods. The focus will be on major monuments and personalities and will also involve a trip to Toronto to study medieval art in the Royal Ontario Museum.
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ARTH-213/1.0 Renaissance Art and Architecture (c.1400-c.1600) 3L
A study of Renaissance art and architecture within the context of the social, political and economic history of Western Europe. Key monuments, themes and concepts will be stressed, such as the history of the altarpiece or the arts of the courts of Europe.
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ARTH-223*/0.5 Art in Europe c.1800-1850 5L/P
A comparative study of English and Continental European art in the first half of the 19th century. Topics will include landscape as an expression of class and power, art and politics in French Romanticism, gender roles in Pre-Raphaelite painting and the rhetoric of Realism.  
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
EXCLUSION    ARTH 321*.
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ARTH-227/1.0 Modern and Contemporary Art c.1900 to the Present 3L
A selected study of the history and meaning of 20th-century art in the metropolitan West from a contemporary vantage point. Shifts in critical conceptions will be examined as well as the works themselves.
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ARTH-231*/0.5 Canadian Art I 3L/S
A study of Canadian art from its beginnings through the nineteenth century. The nature and development of Canadian art within the context of the social, political and economic history of the country will be examined.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $35.
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ARTH-232*/0.5 Canadian Art II 3L/S
A study of Canadian art from the end of the nineteenth century. The nature and development of Canadian art within the context of the social, political and economic history of the country will be examined.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $35.
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ARTH-245/1.0 Art and Architecture in Venice
Instruction in Venice based on daily study tours to the city's monuments and galleries. Each week a visit will be organized to an important centre in the Venice region. Costs of travel and accommodation abroad must be paid by the student. Consult the Department of Art for the costs involved.
NOTE    Estimated cost for 2009: Room and board $4,065, Travel $1500.
PREREQUISITE    1.0 credit in Art History.
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ARTH-253*/0.5 Baroque Art 2L;1T
A survey of the visual culture of Europe and its colonies in the Baroque age (ca. 1580-1750). Attention is given to developments in all aspects of the visual arts, with emphasis on painting, sculpture, architecture, and the graphic arts, and on the achievements of artists such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Poussin, Velasquez, and Bernini. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 120 is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-291*/0.5 Introduction to Architecture in the Modern Period I 3L
An examination of modern architecture in the western world, from the late 18th century to 1900.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $50.
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ARTH-292*/0.5 Introduction to Architecture in the Modern Period II 3L
An examination of modern architecture in the western world, from 1900 to the present.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $50.
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PREREQUISITE FOR ALL 300-LEVEL COURSES
Third-year standing or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-301*/0.5 The Artwork as Material Object I 3L
An introduction to artworks as material objects from the pre-historic era to the Enlightenment. The technology and materials of paintings, works of art on paper and three-dimensional artifacts will be studied with a view to imparting a greater understanding about what we see and providing an enrichment of the overall viewing experience.
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ARTH-302*/0.5 The Artwork as Material Object II 3L
An introduction to artworks as material objects from circa 1800 to the Contemporary. The technology and materials of paintings, works of art on paper and three-dimensional artifacts will be studied with a view to imparting a greater understanding about what we see and providing an enrichment of the overall viewing experience.
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ARTH-303*/0.5 The Two-Minute Louvre 3S
An examination of the relationship of art and tourism in the modern world. Topics of discussion include the role of tourism in the creation of 'tourist', Folk and Primitive art, souvenir and 'craft'; the relationship of museums and cultural tourism to the rise of global capitalism; and the ways in which art in a tourism economy participates in the politics of identity and representation.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $30.
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ARTH-304*/0.5 Issues in the History of Canadian Art 3S
A selective examination of issues in Canadian art history and historical practice, especially as they inform the production and critique of the history of Canadian art.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $30.
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ARTH-306*/0.5 Schinkel to Speer: German Architecture from 1815 to 1945 3L
This survey examines key German buildings and monuments from the beginning of German Confederation to the end of the Third Reich. Emphasis will be placed on situating this architecture in its broader cultural and social context.   
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ARTH-307*/0.5 Romanesque: Art and Historicism in Europe c.800-1150 3L
This course considers the retrospective tendencies in art of the so-called 'Romanesque period' leading up to the 'Gothic'. Considering monuments across all media, we discuss concepts of artistic development in cathedral, monastic and secular settings. We will also consider modes of 'reading' and interpretation of medieval art in terms of contemporary modes of perception.
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ARTH-308*/0.5 Gothic Art in Europe c.1150-1400 3L
This course examines the changes in European art later known as 'Gothic'. With a focus on England, France, Spain, Italy and Germany, this class will consider major monuments across the media, from manuscript painting, to architecture, stained glass, sculpture and ars sacra. Throughout, monuments will be placed in their appropriate social, historical and patronal contexts.
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ARTH-310*/0.5 Feminism, Art, Art History 3L/S
A study of women as subjects in art, producers of art and writers of art history. Specific female artists (Western and non-Western) will be considered within theoretical frameworks that have become important to feminist art historians during the past 15 to 20 years (for example, marxist theory, discourse theory, reception theory, psychoanalytic theory).
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ARTH-311*/0.5 Gender and Modernism 3L/S
A study of gender in relation to modern visual culture from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries using theoretical frameworks drawn from feminist art history and gender studies. Topics to be studied include fashion and modernity, consumer culture, gendered and transgendered artistic identities, and the gendering of Modernism.  PREREQUISITE    ARTH 227 is strongly recommended. Third-year standing or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-312*/0.5 Quattrocento Painting 3L/S
An examination of selected topics in 15th-century Italian Renaissance painting. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 213 is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-316*/0.5 Special Topics in Renaissance Art and Architecture in Britain 5P
A study of Renaissance art and architecture through examples found in Britain and British collections.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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ARTH-321*/0.5 European Art, 1789-1859: Revolution to Evolution 3L/S
A study of European art and sculpture of the early nineteenth-century in its political, social and scientific contexts. Topics may include revolutionary painting and caricature, national romanticism, orientalism and empire, realism and popular culture, universal exhibitions, and the interplay of art and modern science.
EXCLUSION    ARTH 223*.
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ARTH-322*/0.5 Impressionism and Post-Impressionism 3L/S
An investigation into the sources of impressionism, its diffusion in Europe, reactions to impressionism and alternate traditions up to 1900. Given in the Winter Term.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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ARTH-323*/0.5 Fin-de-siècle: Decadence and Renewal in European Art of the 19th Century 3L/S
An examination of the art and criticism of 19th-century Europe in relation to the concepts of decadence and renewal.
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ARTH-324*/0.5 French Art and Its Reception, 1855-1912 3L/S
A study of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century French art in its changing institutional, social and art historical contexts. Topics may include the institutions of exhibiting and artistic training, the art market, modernity, the new Paris, impressionism and sensation, the decorative, the cult of the self, primitivism and colonialism.  PREREQUISITE    Third-year standing or permission of the Department.
EXCLUSION    ARTH 322*.
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ARTH-335*/0.5 French Architecture c.1700-1830 3L/S
French architecture and interior decoration from the origins of the rococo to neoclassicism, with special reference to the French Revolution.
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ARTH-336*/0.5 British Landscape Art 5L/P
An examination of selected visual representations of the British landscape, from 18th-century paintings to recent developments in a variety of media such as sculpture and earthworks. Issues of national identity, collecting and exhibiting will be addressed.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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ARTH-339*/0.5 Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century 3L/S
Selected problems in the development of Canadian painting and sculpture in the modern period.
NOTE    Field trips: estimated cost $35.
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ARTH-340*/0.5 Aspects of Contemporary Art in Canada 3L/S
An examination of a range of historical conditions that have encouraged and challenged the growth of a visual and media arts practice in Canada since the mid-1950s.
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ARTH-341*/0.5 Photography and Society 3L/S
An introduction to the processes, practices and histories of photography; the changing topics address its interpretation and application since the 1840s.
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ARTH-342*/0.5 Photography in Canada 1839-1939  3L
Through lectures, readings, and research, this course explores the nature, practice, and impact of photography in Canada between 1839 and 1939. By examining how the new medium was used to confirm, complement, and contest older forms of aesthetic expression, written documentation, or visual evidence, it traces the role of photography in Canadian society during this critical period of Canadian nation building.
EXCLUSION    ARTH 304* (2004, 2005).
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ARTH-345*/0.5 Italian Art of the High Renaissance 3L/S
The sources of High Renaissance art will be examined and special attention will be given to the works of Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo, up to about 1520. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 213 is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-347*/0.5 Mannerism 3L/S
Painting and sculpture in the period following the High Renaissance will be examined, with emphasis placed on the emergence and meaning of mannerism in Florence and Rome. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 213 is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-352*/0.5 Printmaking in Early Modern Europe 3L
A chronological survey of the history of printmaking in Western Europe from its beginnings in the 15th century to the Industrial Revolution. Topics include the cultural impact of the reproducible image, the development of woodcut, engraving, etching and lithography, and the achievements of printmakers such as Dürer, Goltzius, Callot, Rembrandt, Hogarth and Goya.
PREREQUISITE    ARTH 253* is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-353*/0.5 Flemish Baroque Painting 3L
A detailed study of painting in Flanders in the 17th century. The course will concentrate on the achievements of Rubens, Van Dyck and Jordaens. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 253* is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-354*/0.5 Dutch Baroque Painting 3L
A detailed study of painting in Holland in the 17th century. Special attention will be given to the achievements of Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and to developments in landscape, portrait, and genre painting.
Also offered at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux. 
PREREQUISITE    ARTH 253* is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-358*/0.5 Baroque Painting in Rome and Naples c.1600-1675 3L
An examination of the achievements of painters in Rome and Naples from Caravaggio and the Carracci to Maratta and Gaulli, including the work of Cortona, Poussin, Artemesia Gentileschi, and others.
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ARTH-359*/0.5 Italian Baroque Sculpture 3L
An examination of the sculptural achievements of Gianlorenzo Bernini, Algardi, and their contemporaries.
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ARTH-362*/0.5 Spanish Painting from El Greco to Goya 3L
A comprehensive study of Spanish painting from the later 16th to the early 19th century, including the work of El Greco, Ribera, Velázquez, Zurbarán, Cano, Murillo, Carreno and Goya.
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ARTH-369*/0.5 Architecture of the Renaissance Period 3L
Theory and practice of architecture and town planning from the 15th to the late 16th centuries in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
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ARTH-370*/0.5 Architecture of the Baroque Period 3L
Theory and practice of architecture and town planning from the late 16th to the early 18th centuries in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
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ARTH-375*/0.5 Early Netherlandish Painting 3L/S
A study of Netherlandish painters (c.1410-1500) from the Master of Flémalle and Jan van Eyck to Geertgen tot Sint Jans and Hieronymus Bosch. PREREQUISITE    ARTH 213 is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-395*/0.5 Internship
Students in Art History and Fine Art can apply to take a practical internship in a museum or gallery, where they would undertake research or curatorial activities. All internships must be approved in advance by written application to the Undergraduate Coordinator. Approval will depend on the quality of the proposal and the academic record of the applicant. Students are required to write a report about their experience and are evaluated jointly by the employer and a faculty member from the Department of Art. It is the responsibility of students to arrange internships.
NOTE    Depending on location, substantial travel and subsistence costs may be involved.
PREREQUISITES    4.0 credits in ARTH and permission of the Department.
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ARTH-399*/0.5 The English Country House 5P
Selected studies of the English Country house, its architecture, landscape gardens, interior design, and contents.
NOTE    Students must participate in field trips.
Offered only at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux.
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PREREQUISITE FOR ALL 400-LEVEL COURSES
Fourth-year honours standing in Art History or Fine Art, or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-401*/0.5 Studies in Iconography 3S
The study of a selected theme within the subject matter of Western art, concentrating on its changing modes of representation in response to historical and artistic circumstances.
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ARTH-402*/0.5 Studies in Renaissance Painting Technique 3S
An in-depth study of Renaissance painting techniques in Italy and/or Northern Europe. Selected issues of technique and conservation will be examined within a broader art-historical framework.
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ARTH-404*/0.5 Conservation Principles 3L
A general survey course dealing with various aspects of conservation and museology. The course deals with professional ethics, control of the factors causing deterioration and with preventive conservation including care in handling, transporting, and storing cultural property. Open to upper-year undergraduate students with permission of the Department.
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ARTH-410*/0.5 Studies in the History of Textiles and Dress 3S
Studies in the textiles and dress of selected periods with a focus upon visual culture and/or material culture.
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ARTH-415*/0.5 Topics in Medieval Art History 3S
A detailed study of one area or topic in the history of medieval European art. 
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ARTH-416*/0.5 Gothic: From High Culture to Sub Culture 3S
This course considers the invention and morphology of the 'Gothic' as an aesthetic, religious, and intellectual construct from c.1500 to the present. As one of two prevailing constructs/idioms in the Western tradition (including the 'Classical'), the Gothic is an ideal or frequently anti-ideal expressed in literature, art, architecture and cinema. This course will consider aspects of the history of gothic from the Renaissance to the present across a range of media.  PREREQUISITE    ARTH 308* recommended.
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ARTH-419*/0.5 Performance Art Studies 3S
This seminar/practicum course for studio artists focuses on the distinctive intermedia methods found in performance art as developed from the mid-1950s to the present. PREREQUISITE    ARTF 338, or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-420*/0.5 Art and Activism 3L/S
An examination of both modern and postmodern contemporary art as activism sampled from Western and non-Western practices. The chronological period of study is from the end of the 1960s to the present. Theoretical frameworks to be used include social movement theory, postcolonial theory, and critical museum studies. PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year standing or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-421*/0.5 Topics in Early 20th-Century Art History 3S
A detailed study of one area or topic in the history of early 20th-century art.
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ARTH-422*/0.5 Topics in Later 20th-Century Art History 3S
A detailed study of one area or topic in the history of later 20th-century art.
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ARTH-429*/0.5 Topics in 19th-Century Visual Culture 3S
A detailed study of one area or topic in the history of 19th-century visual culture.  PREREQUISITE    Fourth-year honours standing in Art History or Fine Art, or permission of the Department.
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ARTH-434*/0.5 Non-Western Art in Western Collections 3S
A consideration of the history of collecting and public collections; of museum policy and practice; and of Western notions of art and culture as they are applied in the museum to non-Western art.
NOTE    Field trip required. Cost varies to a maximum of $80.
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ARTH-435*/0.5 The 'New Art History': Critical and Cultural Theory 3S
An introduction to key structuralist, poststructuralist, and marxist theories and to those art historians on whose work they have been most influential.
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ARTH-442*/0.5 Critical Writing on Photography: Meaning and Practice 3S
This seminar focuses on historical and contemporary critical writing to explore historical and contemporary perspectives on the nature, theory, and practice of photography. It is a course about ideas rather than images - ideas about photographs, about looking at photographs, and about reading photographs - ideas that have governed the way we look at, respond to, and draw meaning from photographs.
EXCLUSION    ARTH 492* (2003-2005).
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ARTH-446*/0.5 Topics in Northern Renaissance and Baroque Art 3S
A detailed study of one artist or theme in the visual culture of northern Europe, primarily The Netherlands and/or Germany. Topics may focus on the Renaissance and/or Baroque era (ca. 1400-1750). PREREQUISITES    ARTH 213, ARTH 353*; ARTH 354* or ARTH 375* is strongly recommended.
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ARTH-457*/0.5 The Palladian Villa: Its Antecedents and Tradition 3S
The villa or country house for seasonal habitation will be studied with special reference to the villas of Andrea Palladio (1508-1580). Attention will also be paid to the inception of the villa building type in antiquity, and in the Neo-Palladian movement in villa design.
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ARTH-458*/0.5 The Primitive and the Classical in Canadian Architecture 3S
Case studies based on archival material and existing buildings in Eastern Ontario will develop historical/critical methodology and specialized research skills.
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ARTH-482*/0.5 Gothic Sculpture 3S
A study of the evolution of Gothic sculpture from the mid-12th century to the 15th century. Topics will range from the elaborate sculptural programs of great cathedrals to the work of Claus Sluter and other major sculptors of the late Middle Ages.
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ARTH-486*/0.5 16th-Century Painting in Venice 3S
An examination of selected topics in the painting of Venice and the Veneto.
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ARTH-492*/0.5 Studies in the Literature of Art 3S
The detailed, analytic study of a selected body of texts within the literature of art, directed towards gaining an understanding of the dominant theories, critical attitudes, or historical perspectives on art during a particular period.
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ARTH-494*/0.5 Problems in Southern Baroque Art 3S
A study of selected problems in the art of the 17th century in Southern Europe (Italy, Spain).
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ARTH-496*/0.5 Studies in Renaissance Draughtsmanship 3S
A detailed study of the drawings of a major Renaissance artist or group of artists, with working sessions in the study rooms of important drawing collections in Ontario and the Eastern United States.
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ARTH-497*/0.5 Studies in Baroque Draughtsmanship 3S
A detailed study of the drawings of a major Baroque artist or group of artists, with working sessions in the study rooms of important drawing collections in Ontario and the Eastern United States.
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