ANCIENT ART AND CIVILIZATIONS
- Egypt, Babylon, Mesopotamia, Sumer, Assyria, Rome, Greece, Persia, China, India, Pre-Columbian.
- Late Antiquity, Early Christian, Byzantine, Insular Art: Post-Roman British Isles and Ireland, Gothic, Romanesque, Islamic Art.
- Subjects, techniques, and symbolism. Types: Italian proto-Renaissance, Early Netherland, Renaissance (all regions).
ROCOCO AND BAROQUE
- Baroque Eras: characteristics, influences, decorations and lines; Venice and Veduta; modern usage.
NEOCLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM
- Classical: purity of form; Neo-Classicism and the ideal Beauty; anti-Classical movements; expression of freedom, nature, emotion; composition, color, space.
- Reality in art, social consciousness; illusionism, realism, naturalism, colors, forms, light and color shades.
IMPRESSIONISM, POST-IMPRESSIONISM, AND PONTILLISM
- Nature in impressionism; criticism; independence of art, light, color, and brushes and movement; outdoor importance; artist’s social commitment; artistic response to provocation.
SYMBOLISM AND ART NOVEAU
- Pure forms of color; belle époque: elegance, aesthetics of objects; art as universal legacy; form in nature.
MODERN ART – EXPRESSIONISM THROUGH FUTURISM
- Neoexpressionism; Expressionism, Avant-Garde, absence of values, image deformation; harmony: Cubism, Surrealism and Dada, Fauvism.
- Contemporary and modern art: Minimalism, pop-art, and Post-Modernism
- Functionalism, Social Reality, Dissolution of Form, Kinetic Art, Op Art, “Arte Povera,” Hyperrealism.
- New Spatial Representation