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This course surveys the development of art in the western world from the Renaissance era to the 20th century. Students will study how symbolism, visual concepts, and artistic style reflect the philosophy, religion, values, and concerns of a variety of cultures and historical periods. Using visual language and art terminology, students will discuss and examine artworks from various historical, social and political contexts. Through this examination, students will gain a general level of understanding and appreciation for western art, with an emphasis on maintaining a critical eye towards the art historical tradition.


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