Semester 1 (September – December 2019)
The first section of the course will introduce the major phases in western art and architecture from classical antiquity in Greece and Rome to the Renaissance in Italy and northern Europe. The lectures will present a close examination of a limited selection of major works in a variety of media, as well as offering focused analysis of the careers of such important artists as Giotto, the Limbourg brothers, Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio, Jan van Eyck, Hugo van der Goes, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer, Michelangelo, Rogier van der Weyden, Raphael, Giorgione and Titian.
Semester 2 (January - April 2020)
The second part of the course will continue the study of the most significant monuments of western painting, sculpture, and architecture, from the Baroque age through the Modern era. The lectures will place an emphasis on historical context, continuity and critical analysis. In the process, students will scrutinise the activities of such key artistic personalities as Caravaggio, Velázquez, Rembrandt, Poussin, Vermeer, Watteau, Canova, Delacroix, Constable, Turner, Monet, van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso and Jackson Pollock.