Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Art History Survey Series

I wanted to take a moment to shine a light on our art history survey series, since some students might not be aware that we offer it each quarter as part of our regular Visual Arts scheduling.

The series covers the history of Western art, from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia all the way through Dadaism, Surrealism, and new media like digital video art. The sequence is broken up chronologically over four quarters - this spring's class deals with Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, emphasizing the work of Goya, Monet, Degas, C├ęzanne, van Gogh, and Rodin.

We are also very lucky to have the extraordinary Mary Beth Carosello leading this series. She brings great knowledge, energy and enthusism to the classroom. I once visited the class when they were learning about the different kinds of columns (Doric, Ionic and Corinthian), and now I'll never forget them. That's talent!

That's Mary Beth at the top of the page - doesn't she look excited to teach you about art? She is.

Anyway, this is just a wonderful class, and I wanted to call some attention to it. The schedule for spring quarter and registration info can be found here.

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