How to Use This Course
Discovering Art History helps students learn to group paintings or other artwork by style, subject, or artist and introduces several different careers in the field of art. Students will learn about various styles and artists and have a chance to practice each style learned. Numerous art-related books available through many libraries are also suggested to enhance learning.
Discovering Art History introduces students to naturalism, mannerism, neoclassicism, romanticism, realism, impressionism, pointillism, post-impressionism, cubism, futurism, surrealism, American regionalism, abstract expressionism, modernism, pop art, and postmodernism. Many key artists are also studied including Mary Cassatt, Norman Rockwell, Grant Wood, Georges Seurat, John Singleton Copley, Henri Rousseau, Paul Cezanne, Georgia O’Keefe, Claude Monet, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Benjamin West.
- Week One: Guiseppe Arcimboldo and Mannerism
- Week Two: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and Naturalism
- Week Three: John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, and Neoclassicism
- Week Four: Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, and Impressionism
- Week Five: Impressionism (cont.), Paul Cezanne, and Post-Impressionism
- Week Six: Henri Rousseau and Post-Impressionism (cont.)
- Week Seven: Georges Seurat and Pointillism; Introduction to American Regionalism
- Week Eight: Grant Wood, Norman Rockwell, and American Regionalism; Georgia O’Keeffe and Introduction to Modernism
- Week Nine: Pop Art, Cubism, and Surrealism