ARTH 113: Thinking Through Art


Key works from the history of art are examined in detail to explore their meanings and provenance and to explain the methods that art historians have developed for their study. Students will be introduced to the procedures of stylistic, iconographic and contextual analysis and to the nature and range of literature surrounding a particular work of art. They will be given insights into the processes by which an art object is accorded value and granted significance, both by art history and through its circulation in culture at large.

Raymond Spiteri

Tuesday 3 March - Thursday 9 April and Tuesday 28 April - Thursday 4 June 2020

Tuesdays and Thursdays 2:10 pm – 3:00 pm

HULT323 Lecture Theatre 323, Hunter Building, Kelburn campus

Required text:
There is no set text for ARTH 113. Tutorial readings are available on Blackboard.

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