AH 101 Introduction to Western Art

AH 101 IS Sec 3, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Description: Louise Arizzoli

Instructor name:
Louise Arizzoli, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Art

Instructor Information:
Louise Arizzoli teaches a variety of art history courses for the Art and Art History department at the University of Mississippi.

She received her PhD in Art History from Indiana University in 2013, with a specialization in the history of collections in America, as well as Renaissance and Baroque European Art. She also holds an MA in art history from Indiana University and an MA from the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, with a focus on museum studies.

Prior to joining the University of Mississippi in the Spring of 2013, she was Acting Curator for Western Art before 1800 at the Indiana University Art Museum.

larizzol@olemiss.edu

Contact Information:

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Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students with no prior experience in the study of art to various styles of western art. Two-dimensional media, such as painting, drawing, printmaking, and photography will be explored. Three-dimensional media, such as sculpture and architecture, will also be studied. Finally, the history of art will be surveyed from prehistoric art through contemporary art.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Analyze the basic vocabulary of visual elements (line, shape, light, value, color, texture, mass, space) and principles of design (proportion and scale, unity and variety, balance and rhythm, and emphasis and focal point)
  2. Recognize and discuss materials (media) used to make art
  3. Place works of art in their historical context based on a general timeline
  4. Identify different styles and movements in art.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 30 instructional modules, 3 proctored examinations, and 1 final project.

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.

NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in one semester

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

0

Introduction

Discussion Board, Quiz

Week 1

Part 1: Fundamentals

  • 1.1 Art in Two Dimensions: Line, Shape, and the Principle of Contrast
  • 1.2 Three-Dimensional Art: Form, Volume, Mass, and Texture
  • 1.3 Implied Depth: Value and Space
  • 1.4 Color
  • 1.5 Time and Motion
  • 1.6 Unity, Variety, and Balance
  • 1.7 Scale and Proportion
  • 1.8 Emphasis and Focal Point
  • 1.9 Pattern and Rhythm
  • 1.10 Content and Analysis

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard
Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 1-4

Part 1 Course Project

Part I: Look at Art and Make Art project

Submit all lessons assigned up to Course Exam 1 before taking Course Exam 1

 Weeks 1-4

Course Exam 1

This exam covers Part 1 and consists of multiple choice and essay questions.

Exam to be completed
before proceeding

 Week 5

Part 2: Media and Processes

  • 2.1 Drawing
  • 2.2 Painting
  • 2.3 Printmaking
  • 2.4 Sculpture
  • 2.5 Architecture
  • 2.6 The Tradition of Craft
  • 2.7 Visual Communication Design

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard
Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 6-8

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your orientation information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

Part 2: Media and Processes Cont.

  • 2.8 Photography
  • 2.9 Film/Video and Digital Art
  • 2.10 Alternative Media and Processes

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard
Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Week 9

Part 2 Course Project

Part II: Analysis of artistic materials and processes project 

Submit all lessons and exams assigned up to Course Exam 2 before taking Course Exam 2

   Weeks 1-9

Course Exam 2

This exam covers Part 2 and consists of multiple choice and true/false questions.

Exam to be completed
before proceeding

  Week 10

Part 3: History

  • 3.1 The Prehistoric and Ancient Mediterranean
  • 3.2 Art of the Middle Ages
  • 3.3 Art of India, China, Japan, and Southeast Asia
  • 3.4 Art of the Americas
  • 3.5 Art of Africa and the Pacific Islands
  • 3.6 Art of Renaissance and Baroque Europe (1400-1750)
  • 3.7 Art of Europe and America, 1700-1865: Rococo to Realism
  • 3.8 The Modern Aesthetic: Manet in 1863 to the American Scene in the 1930s
  • 3.9 Late Modern and Contemporary Art: From Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s to the Present Day

Chapter quizzes on Blackboard
Recommended: online activities including practice quizzes on textbook website

Weeks 11-14

Final Part Course Project

Part III: Context and History project

Submit all lessons and exams assigned up to the Final Exam before taking the Final Exam

Weeks 1-14

Final Exam

This exam covers Part 3 and consists of multiple choice questions and essay questions.

All course work must be completed and graded before you will be eligible to sit for this exam.

Week 15

Grading Information:

The grading format is as follows:
94–100% = A
90–93% = A-
87–89% = B+
84–86% = B
80–83% = B-
77–79% = C+
74–76% = C
70–73% = C-
60–69% = D
0–59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.