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ART: ART HISTORY

ARTH-520
Seminar in Art History (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics in art historical fields include medieval art, Renaissance/Baroque art, Nineteenth to Twentieth Century European art, American contemporary art, and Asian art. Critical discussion of readings followed by reports and research papers. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: five art history courses or permission of instructor.

ARTH-520
001
ART: ART HISTORY
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Seminar in Art History (3)

Renaissance Bodies

This seminar explores representations of the body in Italian early modern art. The issue of corporeality in art is examined in a range of signifying categories, including gender, sexuality, sanctity, criminality, classicism, and exoticism, as well as from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including literary, scientific, theological, and artistic.

ARTH-520
001
ART: ART HISTORY
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate/Graduate

Seminar in Art History (3)

Gender and Sexuality in North Renaissance Art

This course investigates the contours of gender and sexuality in European art of the later Middle Ages and Renaissance (c. 1300-1550) in the Low Countries, France, England, and Germany. Subjects include images of women and men across court, urban, and monastic contexts; pictorial constructions of femininity and masculinity; relationships between the sexes; sexual practices and prohibitions; and gendered artistic expressions and formats. Various possibilities for understanding images via feminist and same-sex perspectives are raised; identity, agency, compliance, and transgression are interrogated across the artistic media.