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HART 511 Renaissance Art 3 Credits
This course aims to enable an understanding of the modes of visuality of Renaissance art through analyses of the works of prominent artists of the period, such as Giotto, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Michelangelo Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian and Tintoretto. The art of the Renaissance will be considered in relation to Renaissance culture at large, social and political. The significance of Renaissance modes of visuality since Renaissance culture will also be assessed. For the possibility of being taken as an undergraduate course, subject to adjusted work requirements, see HART 311

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Spring 2017-2018 Renaissance Art 3
Fall 2016-2017 Renaissance Art 3
Spring 2014-2015 Renaissance Art 3
Spring 2003-2004 Renaissance Visuality 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 513 Visual Arts in Turkey 3 Credits
"Visual Art in Turkey" is an overall historical survey on Turkish visual arts from the late 19th century to the present. Framing issues of tradition, modernity, postmodernity, contemporaneity within a chronological trajectory, the course aims to introduce students to the changes in artistic production in relation to cultural changes in Turkish society in the 20th century. Historical and cultural shifts relating to artistic identity, artistic trends, and artworks are taken into focus to reflect the transformation of the artistic sphere and visual culture in modern Turkey.

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Spring 2017-2018 Visual Arts in Turkey 3
Fall 2005-2006 Visual Arts in Turkey: from Pashas to Present 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 514 Post 60 Turkish Art 3 Credits
The post-60 period in Turkey is open to an immense transformation at the levels of the social, cultural and the political. The period witnesses the birth of the popular culture and the emergence of the civil society as a relatively autonomous body. The art produced in this period is prolific and varies in style. The course will discuss the 1960-2000 period in Turkey with particular emphasis on the determining social and cultural changes.

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Fall 2016-2017 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2015-2016 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2014-2015 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2013-2014 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2010-2011 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Spring 2009-2010 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2008-2009 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2007-2008 Post 60 Turkish Art 3
Fall 2006-2007 Post 60 Turkish Art (VA513) 3
Fall 2004-2005 Post 60 Turkish Art (VA513) 3
Fall 2003-2004 Post 60 Turkish Art (VA513) 3
Fall 2002-2003 Post 60 Turkish Art (VA513) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 521 Art in the age of Revolt: Early Modernity 3 Credits
This course aims to consider what has counted as modern in art since --and before-- the advent of the avant-garde in Europe in the mid-nineteenth century. The changing relations between notions of modernity and the aims of artists and their works is reviewed. The significance of movements in art, such as romanticism, realism, impressionism, and post-impressionism, towards the development of `modern art' is assessed. Students may expect to consider works by key artists such as Delacroix, Ingres, Turner, Constable, Courbet, Manet, Monet, Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, Van Gogh. Notions of modernity and modernism in art will be examined as part of a consideration of the aims of modern art, social, political or otherwise.

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Spring 2013-2014 Art in the age of Revolt: Early Modernity 3
Spring 2011-2012 Art in the age of Revolt: Early Modernity 3
Spring 2009-2010 Art in the Age of Revolt:Modernity 3
Spring 2005-2006 Art in the Age of Revolt:Modernity 3
Spring 2004-2005 Art in the Age of Revolt:Modernity 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 524 Art Histories 3 Credits
This course will offer the opportunity to pursue the study of different histories of art as implied by different practices and theories of art. It will review the relations between evaluation and description of artistic phenomena and the understanding of history, with a view to generating both critical accounts of art history and new accounts of history and of art. Materials will be selected as relevant to these ends.

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Spring 2000-2001 Art Histories (VA512) 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 525 Art & History at the Museum 3 Credits
The aim of this course is above all to seize the opportunity of an important museum exhibition held in Istanbul (at SSM or elsewhere) by using its educational potential: The course will not only be based on "although not limited to" the exhibition material, it will also be taught at the museum. This course aims to provide students with knowledge on a given art history/ history topic based on a closer study of "the real works" displayed at the exhibition but also based on the design and implementation of museum practice-oriented projects that will be integrated in the museum educational activities. The topic of this course will change each time it is offered since it depends on the opportunities provided by ongoing exhibitions in İstanbul

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Fall 2008-2009 Art & History at the Museum 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 531 The Dome of Gold : The Art of the Byzantine Empire 3 Credits
This course examines the art and architecture of the Byzantine Empire from its beginnings in the sixth century until its end in 1453. The story of Byzantium begins with emperor Justinian's attempt to revive the glory of ancient Rome in Constantinople. This was short-lived, as ethnic and political upheavals in the following centuries set the eastern empire on a path of decline into the status of a medieval principality. Austere saints in dim candlelit interiors replaced the festive images of salvation that had adorned the walls of Justinian's dazzling bright churches. Despite this inclination toward mysticism, links with Antiquity were not severed, and a profoundly classical humanism came to permeate even the strictest and most transcendental of Byzantine mosaics, ivory plaques, illuminated manuscripts, or icons. It is no accident, therefore, that even under the Paleologue dynasty, there should have been a true classical revival which anticipated the Italian Renaissance.

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Fall 2011-2012 The Dome of Gold : The Art of the Byzantine Empire 3
Fall 2004-2005 The Dome of Gold : The Art of the Byzantine Empire 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 533 Heavenly Spires: Introduction to Medieval European Art and Architecture 3 Credits
The art and architecture of the Middle Ages in Western Europe from the time of Charlemagne until the Late Gothic era. The spread of indigenous Germanic traditions, and the eventual demise of Roman culture. Charlemagne's renovatio as the threshold of both an ordered society and a new age of faith. Churches and monasteries proliferating in Carolingian and Romanesque Europe as new centers of learning and art. The subsequent shift of the economy from the countryside to the growing cities, leading to a new cultural milieu displaying unprecedented responsiveness to the material world. The contrasts between the realism of Gothic imagery and the highly stylized, almost abstract forms of the Romanesque; between the bright interiors of the new soaring cathedrals that rose over the skylines of medieval cities, and the dark, massive structures of the preceding era. Gothic cathedrals as the most impressive symbols of this High Medieval moment. For the possibility of being taken as an undergraduate course, see HART 433.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 550 Caravaggio 3 Credits
Caravaggio was one of the greatest artists of all time. He was also one of the most controversial. Nicolas Poussin once said of Caravaggio that he came into the world to destroy the art of painting. Artist, convicted murderer, and adventurer, Caravaggio was offensive and provocative in art as in life. His drunks and thugs impersonating saints set in Rome?s filthy alleys and seedy taverns shook the art world to the core. Caravaggio sneered at classicism and the canons held sacred since the Renaissance and chose to rely on natural observation instead. This course focuses on issues of style, content, and patronage to understand Caravaggio?s art and its deeper implications. Was his rejection of refinement a criticism of the excesses of the church? Was it an appeal by the embattled Roman church to the poor and underprivileged? Or was it simply a radical avant-garde statement for its own sake?

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Spring 2016-2017 Caravaggio 3
Spring 2013-2014 Caravaggio 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 580 Bauhaus 3 Credits
For one extraordinary moment between the two world wars creativity was set free from social bonds and bold experimentation in the arts echoed revolutionary changes in technology and society. At the vanguard was Bauhaus, the school and movement that merged art, architecture, and design into a style free from the bonds of history and national boundaries. Bauhaus was truly an international art for a new age. This course looks at the key moments in the history of Bauhaus against the cultural and intellectual backdrop of interwar Europe and treats them within the wider context of modernism. It covers a variety of related art, architecture and design movements starting briefly with an overview of the origins of modernism in the work of William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement and Art Nouveau and concluding with important movements such as Constructivism, Cubism, De Stijl, New Objectivity, Suprematism and Futurism.

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Fall 2017-2018 Bauhaus 3
Spring 2014-2015 Bauhaus 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 623 Art and Power 3 Credits
This course examines the role of the visual arts and architecture in the representation of political power and ideology. Images can bear very potent meanings. These meanings are sometimes buried in complex symbolism and conveyed through attributes and emblems, while seemingly insignificant gestures, postures, and motifs can denote sophisticated state, dynastic, and ideological associations. Apart from addressing a variety of themes pertaining to legitimacy of rulership, notions of sacred kingship, and references to mythical archetypes that shaped the image of the ruler over centuries, imagery was used also to convey and promote fundamental values of the prevailing ideology, the social order, and the myths that shaped the cultural outlook of an age. Thus 18th century ideals of progress, industrialization, and democracy were accompanied by admiration of the classical world, and a desire to achieve those moral values that were believed to have existed in Antiquity. Consequently, ornate Baroque façades gave way to Greco-Roman temple fronts while grand history themes replaced fanciful Baroque allegories. After the Napoleonic wars the search for identity shifted to national history and the glorification of the Middle Ages, initiating a surge of Gothic-style buildings while images of the knights replaced the heroic nudes of the Classicist revival. This romantic medievalism was followed by yet another myth. Rekindling the age-old quest for Paradise, early 20th century political ideology competed with religion in promising a society that would offer prosperity and social justice, generating images of a utopian classless society of contended workers and peasants. As much as imagery can reflect the cultural outlook of an age and reveal its significant postulates, architecture remains the most explicit manifestation of political power. Through symbolic language, direct or indirect associations, and references to celebrated buildings of the past or to sacred or highly revered sites, architecture is imbued with complex meanings that convey messages of continuity, power, and sanctity, or commemorate deceased rulers and ensure legitimacy to their successors. Guiding students into in-depth studies of these and related themes, HART 623 counts towards the fulfilment of the graduate seminar requirement in History subject to the completion of a major research paper (of around 30 pages) making significant use of primary resource materials. Also see HART 323 for the possibility of being taken simultaneously as an undergraduate course without the special seminar requirements.

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Fall 2015-2016 Art and Power 3
Fall 2008-2009 Art and Power 3
Spring 2007-2008 Art and Power 3
Fall 2006-2007 Art and Power 3
Fall 2003-2004 Visions Of Power 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 626 Ottoman Architectural Practices 3 Credits
A research seminar built around four main, interrelated axes of inquiry : (a) Compiling all relevant information about Ottoman architects of, first, the 14th-17th centuries, and then the 18th-19th centuries (including their origins, training and education, biographies and works) in order to advance towards a comprehensive prosopography of the subject both before and after the breakup of the Lodge of Royal Architects; (b) probing relations or networks of patronage (including commissions from the royal house, the sub-royal elite of the ümera and ulema, and commercial-professional strata), as well as the influence exercised by all such patrons on design and execution; (c) reviewing various technical aspects including materials and building site organisation; and (d) exploring the connections between technical data or constraints and symbolic elements in monumental religious architecture in particular. Counts towards the fulfillment of the research seminar requirement in History.

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Spring 2007-2008 Ottoman Architectural Practices 3
Spring 2003-2004 Ottoman Architectural Practices 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 633 Images Translated from Narrative to Visual in Ottoman and Safavid Miniature Painting 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to Ottoman and Safavid miniature painting. It aims to investigate the artist who translated the historical and literary narrative sources into manuscript illustrations; to study their modes of rendering; and to develop an understanding towards the interpretation of themes and subjects by building a familiarity with the examples of book painting and a close reading of the existing scholarly literature. It introduces some princely manuscripts produced at the Ottoman painting workshops by Ottoman painters depicting subject matter drawn from Islamic-Persian literature.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 635 Ottoman and Safavid Art History 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the art and architecture of the Ottoman Empire and its neighbor and rival to the east, Safavid Iran, during the 16th?17th century heyday of both. We will consider how each empire used artistic means ? architecture, painting, decoration, and other arts ? to put its own distinctive perceptual stamp on the world within its reach. To this end, it considers a number of major works (as well as some minor ones) of each dynasty in a constellation of contexts: political, cultural, stylistic. A running theme will be the notion that art serves ''power'' and how this paradigm has affected the study of Ottoman and Safavid art history.

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 644 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism 3 Credits
This course examines the role of the visual arts and architecture in nationalist ideologies. The first part of the course is an introduction into visual representation, style, iconography, and symbolism. Examples used include a comparative study of public and imperial imagery of ancient Rome, Napoleonic Europe, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. The main part of the course focuses on subject matter, idioms and aesthetics systems in official architecture, public monuments and the fine and decorative arts perceived as representative of a nation's origins or cultural affiliation: from revivalist idioms (Gothic to Renaissance and Byzantine to Ottoman) to themes and idioms drawing from history, myth and folklore. The lectures will concentrate on case studies from Central Europe and the Balkans, but will include an overview of developments in the visual arts and architecture of England, Germany, France, Russia, and Turkey.

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Fall 2010-2011 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism 3
Fall 2007-2008 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism 3

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ECTS Credit: 10 ECTS / 10 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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