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Course Title:
Art History Section LL
Course Code:
tonareld
MA NCES Code:
05152
Discipline:
Arts
Grade Level:
10, 11, 12
Level:
Honors
Offering:
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
Duration:
15 weeks
Prerequisites:
Solid writing and reading skills, an interest in art, access to a scanner, Windows Media Player or an equivalent program, and ability to attach images.
It is strongly recommended that students have access to a digital camera.
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
No
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

No
Description:
**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.

Ever wonder why Impressionists seem so mundane now but were so shocking in their day? Why did that guy Pollock toss and drip all that paint around and get paid a lot of money for it? What was all the hoopla at the Brooklyn Museum a few years ago?

This course is designed to emulate a college level 'survey' course in Art History that will answer these questions and raise a few more. It begins in the Renaissance in Western Europe, because 1500 was an important moment for Western culture, and finishes off the second half of the millennium. We'll visit museums all over the world, virtually of course, and look at the connections among various types of art that have been created for the past 500 years. This course is a great way to expand your understanding of history as well as your understanding and love of visual art. If you like looking at works of art and wondering what on earth the artist was trying to communicate, this is the course for you!

As in any art history course, images of the nude human figure will be viewed and discussed. Some controversial topics will be raised during the course, particularly when we discuss censorship and contemporary art.

WARNING: Pulling images up from the Internet can take an EXTREMELY long time if you don't have an adequate high speed Internet connection as well as memory on your computer. Check to make sure the equipment available to you won't leave you snoring while you wait for a peek at the "Mona Lisa!"

**Please Note: This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.


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