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ART 219 Art History: Clothing and Gesture

New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Western History (Area of Knowledge II) or Humanistic and Creative Expressions (Area of Knowledge IV).

Course Description: This course will present a selective survey of Western Art from Antiquity to the present with a focus on art's social context, the importance of clothing and gesture, and the connections between visual and theater. The course reading will include art historical essays, historical writings on expression and gesture, Renaissance books of manners and Modernist dress manifestos. In addition the class will twice visit New York museum collections (the Frick Collection and the Metropolitan Museum I Costume Institute) to see works of art first hand.

Course Rotation: Fall.


3 credits