Department of Art History and Art

Department of Art History and Art 2006 Spring Courses


Spring 2006 - Art History Courses


ARTH 102 M W 10:30-11:20

ART HISTORY II: MICHELANGELO TO MAPPLETHORPE BERARDI

In addition to M W 10:30-11:20 choose ONE of the following discussion group sessions: Wed. 6:00-6:50 pm - crn 46878

Wed. 6:00pm-6:50pm crn 84082

Fri. 10:30am-11:20am crn 96546

Fri. 10:30am-11:20am crn 97265

Fri. 10:30am-11:20am crn 07690

Fri. 11:30am-12:20am crn 90103

Fri. 11:30am-12:20am crn 97311

In this course we will examine major works of world art from around 1400 to
our own contemporary era. The introduction to this survey of art will come
in the form of lectures, discussions, and visits to local cultural institutions and historic sites to view art and architecture firsthand. Course requirements include 3 non comprehensive exams and 3 short papers which will explore works of art using different modes of investigation. The text will be Marilyn Stokstad , Art History , Volume Two, Revised Second Edition, Pearson Education Inc, Upper Saddle River , NJ , 2005.

ARTH 204 T TH 2:45-4:00

EAST ASIAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING CUNNINGHAM

CRN 50898

This course traces the development of landscape imagery in China , Korea , and Japan from the 5 th to 17 th centuries. It will focus on the dynamic painting traditions native to each country as well as the impact of imported subject matter and themes, brush techniques, and formats. Emphasis will be placed upon the examination and interpretation of the visual characteristics of East Asian representation of “landscape.”

Requirements : Students will need to make frequent use of the Cleveland Museum of Art library resources. Active class participation is expected and encouraged. There are no required texts. However, reserve shelves will be maintained at Kelvin Smith and CMA libraries for this course, as weekly reading assignments form a normal component of the class evolution. There will be four quizzes, a midterm and final exam.

ARTH 250 M W 12:30-1:45

ART IN THE AGE OF DISCOVERY FINKEL

CRN 50409

A consideration of European art during a period of exploration and discovery. The impact on the arts of advances in science, political and religious thought, and exploration will be examined through the works of major masters including Donatello , Botticelli , Dürer , Michelangelo, Bruegel , Holbein and Titian. Texts: Roberta Olson, Italian Renaissance Sculpture ; Frederick Hartt , History of Italian Renaissance Art ; and Michael Baxandall , Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy . Requirements: three examinations given at five week intervals (including the final examination), a term paper on a research topic.

ARTH 284 T TH 10:00-11:15

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY HELMREICH

CRN 50414

A survey of the history of photography from its inception in 1849 to the present. The course will introduce the student to the different historic processes of photography and technological innovations; different artistic styles and forms of photography and the relationship between photography and other art forms; and issues and problems in photography, with an emphasis on documentary photography. We will visit local collections of photography when possible. The course requirements include short papers as well as short-answer and essay exams .

ARTH 302/402 T TH 4:30-5:45

BUDDHIST ART IN ASIA CUNNINGHAM

CRN 50423/50460

Buddhist thought and ritual have had a profound impact upon East Asian cultures for over two millennia. This course offers a broad examination of the vitality of this religious culture in the daily life of China , Korea , and Japan through the ages. It focuses on particularly venerated monuments, beginning with those in India , and ending with Japanese spiritual centers in Nara and Kyoto . Architecture, sculpture, and the “decorative” arts, and garden design represent important visual, as well as philosophical components of this course.

Requirements: Students must be able to use the Cleveland Museum of Art library resources. As there is no course textbook, weekly reading assignments will be given. Reserve shelves will be available at KSL and CMA libraries for this purpose. A midterm, final exam and paper are required.

ARTH 340/440 M W 12:30-1:45

ISSUES IN NON WESTERN ART PETRIDIS

CRN 50437/50471

Art of the Congo River Basin

This course will explore the visual arts of Congo-Kinshasa (D.R.C.) and adjacent Congo-Brazzaville , Angola , and Zambia . Masks, figures, and decorative art will be analyzed from both a formal and a contextual perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the so-called tradition-based arts and invesitigate how they are related to religion and/or leadership. Attention will also be devoted to post-colonial urban painting in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi . The course will consist of lectures by the instructor, weekly discussion of required readings, and student presentations.

Requirements: a mid-term and final exam, a research paper, and participation in class discussions. The paper assignment will consist of an examination of a single object from a Central African culture. Students will have to share the results of their research in a 20-minute presentation. Texts: Articles and chapters taken from journals and books will be placed on reserve.

ARTH 352/452 M W F 11:30-12:20

ITALIAN ART OF THE 15 TH CENTURY OLSZEWSKI

CRN 50446/50485

A survey of fifteenth century Italian art from Ghiberti and Masaccio to Verrocchio and Signorelli , with emphasis on stylistic development, questions of partronage and iconography, conceptual issues, and religious cultural and political considerations.

Course requirements: Two lecture examinations (15% of grade each), final exam (35%), critical reviews (10%), research paper (25%).

Textbooks: F. Hartt , History of Italian Renaissance Art , Prentice-Hall, Inc.; J. Spencer, Leon Battista Alberti On Painting , Yale University Press; M. Baxandall , Painting and Experience in Fifteenth Century Italy , Oxford University Press.

ARTH 392/492 T 5:45-8:15

WRITING ABOUT VISUAL ART CARRIER

CRN 53949/53955 CIA Room LIB 103 Class held

This course has three parts. In part one we read critically volume two of the important new anthology by Foster, Krauss, Boix and Buchloh , Art Since 1900. This book provides the most influential perspective on contemporary art and so its analysis is worth close attention. In part two we read my Writing About Visual Art which offers a different perspective on art

writing . In part three we discuss the relationship between Cleveland and the art being made here. As artists you are working in a city with a very distinctive history. How then can you respond to the political and social history of this place. For background on Cleveland 's history, we read a novel set here, Crooked River Burning.

There are no exams. I ask you to write three papers. The first, brief, is to get you going. In the second, you apply one of the theories discussed in class to some work of art you see locally or choose in consultation with me. In the third paper, you do a more extended account of the relationship between art and its surrounding community.

ARTH 396 T 1:15-3:45

MAJORS SEMINAR LANDAU

SAGES CAPSTONE

CRN 16266

This course qualifies as an Approved SAGES Capstone. The topic for this semester centers on how to organize an exhibition. The theme will be " Cleveland in Art of the 1930s." We will work directly with a collection of original WPA prints created here during the '30s and now owned by Kelvin Smith Library's Special Collections division. We will examine, as well, other original materials including Margaret Bourke-White photographs shot in this city during the depression. This hands-on class will meet at Kelvin Smith with trips to other venues including the Western Reserve Historical Society, as well as to locations around town where WPA-era art is still extant. We will study techniques for researching original objects and the principles of curating a thematically-designed show. As a group, students will prepare a virtual catalogue explicating the works chosen for "exhibition." Readings will include texts concerning the interconnection of depression-era social issues, politics and art. This course will help hone professional-level research skills. Peer and faculty oversight of written and oral presentations will take place.

All junior and senior Art History majors and minors who have not taken the Undergraduate Majors seminar must enroll in this course in spring 2006. Permit required for sophomores or for non-Art History majors who wish to use this as their SAGES capstone.

ARTH 398 AS ARRANGED

INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ART HISTORY STAFF

CRN V1019

Individual research and reports on special topics. Consent of Professor .

ARTH 399 AS ARRANGED

HONORS THESIS STAFF

CRN 11537

Consent of Department Chair . List name of supervising Professor.

ARTH 489 AS ARRANGED

MA QUALIFYING PAPER STAFF

CRN 86278

Graduating Art History (ARH) Master's students only.

ARTH 490 W 3:00-6:00

VISUAL ARTS AND MUSEUMS ADAMS

CRN 11546

A general survey of the history, philosophy, objectives, and practices of the art museum. The chief model will be the Cleveland Museum of Art and many classes will be conducted in the various departments of the museum by museum staff. Candidates for the Master's Degree in Art History and Museum Studies who successfully complete this course will be eligible for consideration as an intern in an art museum or gallery (ARTH 491). Readings will include histories of major museums, such as Andrew McClellan's Inventing the Louvre , and Walter Whitehill's The Museum of Fine Arts , Boston : A Centennial History , as well as memoirs of key figures in shaping the museum profession, such as John Walker's Self Portrait with Donors , and Thomas Hoving's Making the Mummies Dance .

ARTH 491 A & B AS ARRANGED

VISUAL ARTS AND MUSEUMS: INTERNSHIP ADAMS

CRN 18254 (A)/18198 (B)

Consent of supervising Professor. Prerequisite: ARTH 490

ARTH 494 AS ARRANGED

DIRECTED READINGS IN ART HISTORY

Consent of the Instructor is required for all Directed Readings :

SEC. A NON-WESTERN ART PETRIDIS crn V8400

SEC. B ANCIENT ART NEILS crn V0610

SEC. D RENAISSANCE/BAROQUE ART OLSZEWSKI crn V0615

SEC. D RENAISSANCE/BAROQUE ART SCALLEN crn V0612

SEC. E AMERICAN ART ADAMS crn V0613

SEC. F MODERN ART LANDAU crn V0614

ARTH 512 TH 1:15-3:45

SEMINAR IN ANCIENT ART NEILS

CRN 74591

The topic of this year's seminar is the art of the festival in diverse cultures and in various time periods, such that graduate students may use the course to fulfill the distribution requirement in areas other than ancient. The course will progress chronologically beginning with the Heb- Sed festival of ancient Egypt and proceeding as far as the Medici Wedding of 1589, and will examine in particular the ephemera of festivals, namely textiles (e.g. Panathenaic peplos or the Palio ), costumes, masks, vehicles, and temporary structures (e.g. triumphal arches). The seminar will examine festivals as social processes and as constructions of common identity and collective memory. Seminar reports may deal with festivals from others parts of the world such as Africa and Asia , or some aspect of a festival –such as draping or parading a religious statue – that is common to various festivals.

ARTH 552 T 1:15-3:45

SEMINAR IN BAROQUE ART SCALLEN

CRN 50508

( team taught with ARTH 570)

The Art Market in Europe , 1500-1900

This seminar will examine the rise of the open art market through selected case studies, focusing on sixteenth-century Antwerp, seventeenth-century Amsterdam, eighteenth-century Paris and London, and nineteenth-century London and Paris. Themes to be investigated include the origin and development of the open art market, the means by which art was sold, strategies of marketing, patterns of collecting and taste, and the impact of the market on artistic production. Assigned weekly readings will be on reserve. Requirements: each student will serve as a discussion leader and as a recorder of class minutes once during the semester, and will write a short critique of one reading. An individual semester-long research project will culminate in a research paper and class presentation

ARTH 570 T 1:15-3:45

SEMINAR IN 19 TH CENTURY ART HELMREICH

CRN 50513

( team taught with ARTH 552)

The Art Market in Europe , 1500-1900

This seminar will examine the rise of the open art market through selected case studies, focusing on sixteenth-century Antwerp, seventeenth-century Amsterdam, eighteenth-century Paris and London, and nineteenth-century London and Paris. Themes to be investigated include the origin and development of the open art market, the means by which art was sold, strategies of marketing, patterns of collecting and taste, and the impact of the market on artistic production. Assigned weekly readings will be on reserve. Requirements: each student will serve as a discussion leader and as a recorder of class minutes once during the semester, and will write a short critique of one reading. An individual semester-long research project will culminate in a research paper and class presentation

ARTH 601 AS ARRANGED

RESEARCH IN ART HISTORY STAFF

CRN V1020

List name of supervising Professor.

ARTH 610 AS ARRANGED

CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART INTERNSHIP ADAM

CRN 11558

Open to doctoral candidates in the Museum Studies Program only.

ARTH 701 AS ARRANGED

DISSERTATION PH.D.

CRN V1022

List name of supervising Professor.

ARTH 703 AS ARRANGED

DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIP

CRN V3805

Advancement to PhD candidacy required . Permission of department chair and research adviser required . List name of supervising Professor