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Art Styles Through the Ages: From Cave Art to Renaissance Art

Develop an eye for, and understanding of, painting, sculpture, and architecture through the Renaissance—and build a foundation in the history of art. This course celebrates prehistoric cave paintings, the Egyptians’ art of death and afterlife, China’s philosophical writing and painting, classical Greek art, and Roman art and architecture. Next, enhance your awareness of the divine in art of the world’s great religions: early Christian art, Jewish symbolic art, and the infinite in design and pattern in Islamic art; the creatures in Romanesque art; and the impassioned engineering and building of Gothic cathedrals. Then, focus on the illusion of reality and new artistic devices employed by Italian early and High Renaissance artists, and meet Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Titian. A visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is planned.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • A foundation in art history
  • Knowledge of art terms and techniques
  • Familiarity with famous artists and artwork

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing art professionals
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2019
    • Date

      Jun 12 - Jul 10
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Tyler, Francine
    • Location

      Midtown Center
    Tuition $395