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Art History (HAC1)
School: Art History & Cultural Policy

Art History is concerned with visual culture: with painting, sculpture and architecture and with the decorative arts.
Its aim is to interpret the art of different ages, to assess its meaning, development and quality and to stimulate and sharpen visual acuity. The art historian deals with images and patterns; with systems of formal analysis such as composition, style or iconography; with technical material, with patronage and, obviously, with history.

To succeed in Art History you must have a good visual memory and 'a good eye'. It is not enough to read about stylistic or individual differences, you must see and understand them. Western art is dominated by stories, images and concepts that originate in Classical antiquity or in the Christian world, and an interest in both is desirable as is some knowledge and experience.

Students can progress to Stage 2 having passed AH10040 and one other Art History module.

Core   Information  
AH10040Tools of Art HistorySemester One5
Options   Information  
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AH10050European Art 1 - Giotto to MichelangeloSemester One5
AH10030Art and the Modern World: Impressionism, Independence and Intransigence in 19th century Art.Semester Two5
AH10060European Art 2: Caravaggio to TurnerSemester Two5

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