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 A&H 115 - Introduction to Art History


This course introduces students to the field of art history. It focuses on a number of important paintings, each representative of a specific period or movement in the history of Western art. Thus a chronological survey is offered ranging from the later Middle Ages until the present day. The course discusses individual works of art and their makers in depth, and pays attention to the art institutions and markets, as well as to critics and historiographers that somehow contributed to these masterpieces and their reputation. Field trips to important art collections are part of the course.​




Art History

Required for

This course is required in order to take the following course:

  • A&H 215 17th-Century Dutch Painting
  • A&H 216 Italian Renaissance Art