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HART 213 History of Photography and Moving Image 3 Credits
This course will review the invention of photography and film in the context of different arguments concerning the history of representation and representational practices. In what ways were photography and film new? In what ways did they serve contemporary interests? What, if anything, do photography and moving image practices share? The work of different historians of film and photography will be reviewed, as well as a range of work by photographers and film-makers which has been judged to be important in those histories.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2015-2016 History of Photography and Moving Image 3
Spring 2014-2015 History of Photography and Moving Image 3
Fall 2013-2014 History of Photography and Moving Image 3
Fall 2012-2013 History of Photography and Moving Image 3
Fall 2011-2012 History of Photography and Moving Image 3
Fall 2010-2011 History of Photography and Moving Image 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 234 Classical Mythology in Art 3 Credits
This course is intended as an introduction to Greek and Roman mythology. The aim is to acquaint students to the major mythological characters and stories. Greek and Roman gods, goddesses, demigods, heroes and their stories have employed and interpreted in works of art, literature, and music throughout centuries. This course aims to offer a basic yet solid background to students who wish to have a better understanding of such reflections in various fields of cultural production. Without disregarding the religious and ritual aspects of mythology, this course focuses on the characters and the stories themselves rather than theory. Following the trail of Ovid, the course will explore how myths were used in the visual arts.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Fall 2016-2017 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Fall 2015-2016 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Fall 2014-2015 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Fall 2013-2014 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Spring 2012-2013 Classical Mythology in Art 3
Fall 2012-2013 Classical Mythology in Art 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 292 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3 Credits
This course is a historical survey of art practices from the late 19th century to the contemporary era in the Western art world, with a focus on major trends, such as Impressionism, Cubism, Expressionism, Abstract Art, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism. Introducing the historical and cultural context that influenced the transformation of artistic expression, the course equips students with an understanding of the concept and visual expressionof the avant-garde within a diversity of mediums from painting and sculpture to performance, installation and participatory practices.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2016-2017 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2015-2016 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2014-2015 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2013-2014 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2012-2013 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2011-2012 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2010-2011 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2009-2010 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2008-2009 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2007-2008 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2006-2007 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2005-2006 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2005-2006 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2004-2005 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2003-2004 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2002-2003 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2001-2002 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3
Fall 2000-2001 From Modern to Contemporary Art 3

Prerequisite: __
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 293 Contemporary Art 3 Credits
The course is an overview of the main currents in contemporary art starting from the 60's to the late 90's, set against political, social and technological developments of the world. It's a comparatively study of 60's-70's American and European art movements, and explores the art in the 80's Post-Modern area. The course later converges on the 90's Global art practices and their effects to recent developments within the artistic and social realm.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2015-2016 Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2014-2015 Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2013-2014 Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2012-2013 Contemporary Art 3
Spring 2011-2012 Contemporary Art 3

Prerequisite: __
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 311 Renaissance Art 3 Credits
This course is intended as a introduction to the aesthetics and representational practice of the Early Renaissance. It examines and discusses how a bold vision of humanity coupled with revolutionary experiments in the visual arts set the foundations of the Western canon.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Renaissance Art 3
Fall 2016-2017 Renaissance Art 3
Spring 2014-2015 Renaissance Art 3
Fall 2013-2014 Renaissance Visuality I (Quattrocento) 3
Fall 2012-2013 Renaissance Visuality I (Quattrocento) 3
Spring 2011-2012 Renaissance Visuality 3
Spring 2003-2004 Renaissance Visuality 3
Fall 2001-2002 Renaissance Visuality 3

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 312 Renaissance Visuality II (Cinquecento) 3 Credits
This course is intended as an introduction to the art, aesthetics and representational practice of the High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy. It examines and discusses how a bold new vision of humanity coupled with revolutionary experiments in the visual arts established the foundations of the Western canon.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2013-2014 Renaissance Visuality II (Cinquecento) 3
Spring 2012-2013 Renaissance Visuality II (Cinquecento) 3

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 320 Women Artists 3 Credits
This course is an introduction to works by women artists that practice(d) in the field of visual arts, in the 19th and 20th centuries. It covers art historical areas from Realism, Symbolism, Impressionism to Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art & Feminist Art of the 1960's onwards. It focuses on women artists whose fame had/has already been established during their own life times. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of visual and cultural aspects of modern and postmodern art approached through the study of women's works. It also gives them an insight into the conditions of art practice for women before and at the start of the feminist art movement.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Women Artists 3
Spring 2015-2016 Women Artists 3
Fall 2013-2014 Women Artists 3

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or HUM 212 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 323 Art and Power 3 Credits
This course examines the role of art and architecture in the representation of political power and ideology. Students will have the opportunity to examine and discuss such topics as imperial imagery, iconography of architecture, and dynastic symbolism. The course will cover a broad range of examples from ancient Egypt, Rome, Byzantium, medieval and Renaissance Europe, and the Ottoman Empire. Some lectures will take place at sites in Istanbul.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2015-2016 Art and Power 3
Fall 2006-2007 Art and Power 3
Fall 2003-2004 Art and Power 3
Spring 2002-2003 Art and Power 3
Fall 2002-2003 Art and Power 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D (can be taken concurrently)
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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 330 The Imaginary of the Middle Ages in Modern Art and Popular Culture 3 Credits
This course explores the appropriation and reenactment of imaginary concepts and forms of ?the medieval? in modern art and popular culture. It discusses selected works of art, architecture, literature, and cinema from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Where appropriate, as with the Bayeux Tapestry and the Overlord Embroidery, medieval sources of inspiration will be brought into the discussion to problematize the relationship between the imaginary of the Middle Ages that was appropriated and reenacted, and the dynamics behind the production of the medieval work of art. In cases where connections are not immediate (the works of J. R R. Tolkien), or where the source of inspiration is itself imaginary (the Legend of King Arthur), the emphasis will be on different modes of the imaginary at play in medieval and modern contexts.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2011-2012 The Imaginary of the Middle Ages in Modern Art and Popular Culture 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and HUM 201 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 333 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 a graduate-level taught course, subject to extra readings and other requirements, see HART 533.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2012-2013 Heavenly Spires: Introduction to Medieval European Art and Architecture 3
Fall 2009-2010 Heavenly Spires: Introduction to Medieval European Art and Architecture (HART433) 3
Fall 2008-2009 Heavenly Spires: Introduction to Medieval European Art and Architecture (HART433) 3
Spring 2004-2005 Heavenly Spires: Introduction to Medieval European Art and Architecture (HART433) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 334 Roman Art in Context 3 Credits
This course aims to present a survey of Roman art in its archaeological, historical, cultural and social context. Rather than a simple presentation of aesthetically pleasing art objects, the course questions and scrutinizes the peculiar visual language created and conveyed by images. The following questions are discussed: What do we mean by Roman art and what artistic media does it include? How does it relate to Greek art? How did the Romans express power and political agenda through art? How did they express pleasure or self-image? While the presentation of the material is chronological for better understanding, the approach is contextual and thematic. Particular attention is paid to the understanding of the different media, which comprise portrait and relief sculpture, sarcophagi, wall painting, mosaics, and minor arts, such as gems. Students are expected to learn the basics of Roman art and take the first steps in questioning its historical value.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 Roman Art in Context 3

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ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 392 Art in the Age of Transition (from Renaiss. to Early Modern) 3 Credits
This course aims to equip the student with the knowledge of the art movements and schools appeared in the post-Renaissance period. The period covered stretches from the 17th to the end of the 19th century. In this framework the counter reformation, baroque art, the rococo, the century enlightenment period and its visuality, and the experimental movements of the 19th century will be reviewed. The artists such as Dürer, Holbein, Bruegel, ElGreco, Caravaggio, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Watteau, David will be considered.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2004-2005 Art in the Age of Transition (from Renaiss. to Early Modern) 3
Spring 2001-2002 Art in the Age of Transition (from Renaiss. to Early Modern) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 411 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
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 2010-2011 Art in the age of Revolt: Modernity 3
Spring 2009-2010 Art in the age of Revolt: Modernity 3
Spring 2006-2007 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
Spring 2002-2003 Art in the age of Revolt: Modernity 3

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 413 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2017-2018 Visual Arts in Turkey 3
Fall 2005-2006 Visual Arts in Turkey: from Pashas to Present 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 414 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
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 (VA413) 3
Fall 2004-2005 Post 60 Turkish Art (VA413) 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 424 Art Project at the Museum 1 Credit
The aim of this one credit course is above all to use the educational potential of an important exhibition held in Istanbul (at Sakıp Sabancı Museum or elsewhere). It aims to provide students with knowledge on a given art history / history topic based on the closer study of `?the authentic works?? displayed at the exhibition (although the lecture material will not be limited to exhibited works) while guiding them towards the completion of a museum practice-oriented project.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2014-2015 Art Project at the Museum 1
Fall 2012-2013 Art Project at the Museum 1

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or HUM 212 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 2 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 425 Art & History at the Museum 3 Credits
The aim of this course is above all to seize 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

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2008-2009 Art & History at the Museum 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 426 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3 Credits
This course looks at the work of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarotti, the two protagonists of the High Renaissance whose fame has assumed mythical proportion over the centuries. The work of these artists will be analyzed against the cultural and intellectual background of sixteenth-century Italy. Issues discussed include the philosophical and scientific inquiries that defined the humanist discourse, new challenges of knowledge, and rise of the mercantile aristocracy. The focus of the course will be on the impact of these developments on the arts and the re-definition of the Renaissance visual code. Leonardo's analytical scrutiny and Michelangelo's sweeping vision are two opposites that epitomize the new visuality. The class will analyze major works of the period to understand the development of their respective styles and their impact on the artistic scene. The course will conclude with an examination of the myth of Leonardo and Michelangelo, its reception and relevance today.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2010-2011 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3
Spring 2009-2010 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3
Spring 2008-2009 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3
Spring 2007-2008 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3
Spring 2006-2007 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3
Fall 2005-2006 Leonardo and Michelangelo: Heroes of the Renaissance 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 431 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2011-2012 The Dome of Gold : The Art of the Byzantine Empire 3
Spring 2005-2006 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

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 432 Post-1945 American Art 3 Credits
Most of the modern issues under discussion and the cult of modernist, experimental art are an outcome of the American art produced in the post-1960 period. Initially, the course will introduce an overview of the New York School Painting, Minimalism and Pop Art at large. Subsequently, the post-1960 art movements such as Body Art, Performance Art, Electronic Art, Feminist Art, New Expressionism and Appropriation Art will be discussed with respect to the social and political background of the period.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 434 Art and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean 3 Credits
This course provides a comparative survey of the medieval art and architecture (3rd - 13th centuries) of the Mediterranean basin. The history of medieval art and architecture has been traditionally divided into various (Late Antique, Early Christian, Islamic, Romanesque, Gothic, Jewish) compartments by temporal, stylistic and geographic lines. One aim of this course is to challenge such divisions by focusing on the larger Mediterranean basin in comparative light, and introducing continuities, interactions, contacts and conflicts that render the above categories obsolete. Another aim is to challenge the established practice of art and architectural history by focusing, instead of the form alone, on the comparable circumstances under which art and architecture were produced.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Summer 2009-2010 Art and Architecture of the Medieval Mediterranean 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 444 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2010-2011 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism 3
Fall 2007-2008 Designing the Nation. Art and Nationalism 3

Prerequisite: SPS 101 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and SPS 102 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
and (HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
or HUM 212 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D)
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 450 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?

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Spring 2016-2017 Caravaggio 3
Fall 2014-2015 Caravaggio 3
Spring 2013-2014 Caravaggio 3

Prerequisite: HUM 202 - Undergraduate - Min Grade D
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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HART 480 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.

Last Offered Terms Course Name SU Credit
Fall 2017-2018 Bauhaus 3
Spring 2014-2015 Bauhaus 3

Prerequisite: __
Corequisite: __
ECTS Credit: 6 ECTS / 6 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
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