Art History

Taught by Wellesley College Professor Patricia G. Berman (Ph.D., New York University, Institute of Fine Arts)

This course focuses on visual arts produced in Europe and the U.S. from the Gothic period to the present day, with emphasis on works we can experience first hand in Berlin and Greifswald. Artists and movements are examined in their historical, social, and religious contexts with particular focus on the role of art in society, the development of style, and the ways that visual culture communicates meaning. Students are introduced to basic principles of visual analysis, as well as the formal elements, significant design principles, and technical developments in artistic production during this period.