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ARTH 1520 - Art Historical Studies II W (3-0) [0.50]

A consideration of the visual arts in the Western tradition. Emphasis will be placed on historical and critical analysis of key monuments and on the prerequisite technologies, as well as on various ways of looking at the visual past and present. Focus will be on the visual arts from the Renaissance to today.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : February 25, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

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This was a course that I didn't really enjoy. I wish that I could have been more interested in the course. It has some interesting aspects, but its not the greatest course.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 28, 2011

Comment :
Extremely interesting class. I would recommend it for anyone with an eye for art. Definitely alot more interesting than Historical Arts 1, learning more about specific artists and themes. Looking at very well known artists and periods, such as Italian renaissance, baroque, Da Vinci, Michelangelo. A good introduction to what you may want to focus your studies on. Depending on the prof, lectures can be boring. But content is always interesting. Whenever Potvin is a teacher, take the course! He is extremely direct with material, and not confusing about what to study for.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 25, 2011

Comment :
The lectures themselves were interesting and informative but the two midterms were terrible. I expected the midterms to be mostly about the art, the symbolism found in it, and the history surrounding it but prof Potvin had sections which were mainly on obscure theories he mentioned once in class. That being said, you HAVE to attend every lecture, because he never really mentions them again.


Posted By : Harrison Smith
Posted On : March 3, 2011

Comment :
This was a very well taught class. I really enjoyed learning about the Italian Renaissance, and the eras of art that followed. It was easy to follow, and I learned a lot about art, and artists of the time period.


Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : January 11, 2011

Comment :
The course itself is difficult if you have no prior knowledge to this subject. If you get Potvin as a Prof. enjoy it, he's incredibly funny and always full of energy. Also very helpful with students.