ARTHIST 114G Understanding Art: Leonardo to Warhol

ARTHIST 114G | BE, EDSW, EMHSS, LC | Semester One 2024 | City Campus | 15 points


Visual intelligence is crucial in navigating the world of images that convey coded messages, and the history of ideas fundamental to all disciplines. How do we read such images? This course decodes artworks, photographs, advertising, digital images, and architecture, providing tools to analyse artists from Leonardo to Warhol: experts at moving the eye around the image for meaning to emerge.

Restriction: ARTHIST 109

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explain and apply elements of visual analysis to works of art, including painting and sculpture 
  2. Develop and write text which displays knowledge of art historical styles and contexts 
  3. Identify and analyse perspectives and critical commentary on the visual arts 
  4. Communicate measured arguments and interpretations of the visual arts 

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