This course is a thematic study of art produced in global cultures from antiquity to the present day. Emphasis is placed on exploring the relationship between art and its historical and cultural background, with close attention to art as a means of human expression. Fall. Group: I, Arts & Literature Thematic Area.
A minimum of 20 semester hours in art history courses, of which at least 10 hours must be taken at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Students may elect one additional 100-level course to count as an AH elective, excluding AH 100.
History of Art aims to arrive at an historical understanding of the origins, meaning and purpose of artefacts from a wide range of world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history. As well as educating students in the historical interpretation of art in its cultural contexts, a degree in History of Art provides skills in the critical analysis of objects through the cultivation of visual literacy. The acquired skills have broad applicability in a wide range of professional settings, as well as serving the needs of enduring personal enlightenment.
As a history of art major, you’ll be able to study areas traditionally central to the discipline such as ancient, medieval and Renaissance art, and the integration of recent fields of theory and research to the study of global visual culture. You can explore the history of cultural interactions as manifested in visual culture both inside and outside the West from antiquity to the present, furthering your understanding of the discipline of art history, its roots, its methodologies, as well as its historical and critical connections with other disciplines.
The Department of the History of Art invites students to explore the connections between visual creativity and the history of human civilization. The history of art is the study of form and meaning in the visual arts from their beginnings to the present. As a humanistic discipline, it emphasizes scholarly investigation of the arts rather than technical training and provides a solid foundation for a general liberal arts education and excellent preparation for work in communications, public relations and any field where the interface of image and text is paramount.
Oxford is the ideal place to study the History of Art. It is home to an exciting range of museums, including the world-class Ashmolean, and a wealth of beautiful and historic buildings. We make maximum use of these resources by offering you a broad education in the histories of art and architecture, as well as giving you the chance to carry out more specialised study. Our tutors have an excellent range of expertise, with specialists in painting, drawing, prints, sculpture, architecture and art theory, and we will encourage you to develop and refine your own interests as you study with us. We place a strong emphasis on studying works of art first-hand. You'll get to see art works in the flesh on our frequent visits to the galleries and museums in Oxford, trips to London and on our field trip to Paris. Our friendly, close-knit team will help you get the most out of the course. One-to-one tutorials are offered on each module and you’ll be encouraged to talk to us outside of class to discuss your work and ideas. In addition, all our tutors are active researchers with strong reputations and are regularly involved with major exhibitions.
The Department of History of Art treats critically the major fields in world art, from ancient through modern, and serves to connect the arts to the other humanities. Interdisciplinary by definition, the department encourages students to develop both visual and cultural literacy by extensive study of works of art and the historical contexts in which they were created. Images are both subtle and ambiguous; they can both complement and contradict other texts. The ability to see, interpret, and evaluate visual images of all types is an ever more important skill set in the increasingly visual world. From cave painting to computer-generated virtual realities, students endeavor to engage the visual legacy of the past while preparing to function in the realm of the non-textual. The Department of History of Art offers a major, plus art and architectural history minors. We encourage students to consider courses in cognate disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Courses are offered at all levels and in most major subfields of the discipline. Students who major in history of art are required to take at least two advanced seminars that are closely related to the faculty’s areas of research and publication. These courses offer an important opportunity to interact closely with professors while pursuing a focused research topic. The Visual Resources Center is a dynamic entity, providing not only imaging services (including a searchable online database of images—DIMLI), but also serving as a key facilitator in cutting-edge digital humanities projects through their fearless exploration of engaging new technologies. The university also has access to the ARTstor digital image library. These collections are available for advanced undergraduate research. In addition, the Fine Arts Gallery oversees an active program of exhibitions and a varied study collection related to history of art courses.
Chaminade College Preparatory School is a private boarding school for boys, accepting for children from 11 to 18 years old. The institution was founded in 1910 by the Order of the Marianists, named after the priest William Joseph Cheminide (born in 1761 in France), who is the founder of the Order. In the first year of work, only 7 boys (5,6,8 classes) studied here, and today the institution accepts up to 750 people, approximately 45 of which are foreigners. Chaminade College Preparatory School has the prestigious accreditation of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), is an active and active member of the National Association of Catholic Education (NCEA).
In young men, personal and social qualities are actively cultivated: virtue, curiosity, critical thinking, independence and purposefulness, encouragement of talents and abilities is encouraged, personal potential develops. Students are taught to be proactive and organized, inculcating the ability to take responsibility for words and deeds. Much attention is paid to discipline, so that students become more attentive, more diligent, more persistent.
Like many European schools and universities, Chaminade College Preparatory School has a House system: each student enters one of five organizations: Gray House, Lamourous House, Mauclers House, Meyer House, O'Donnell House. Throughout the entire course, students take an active part in the life of their community, compete with others. High school students help the younger ones take care of them: this helps the students to adapt faster, to join the social and academic life, to make new friends.