A History of Western Art

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-15
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Appropriate for one-semester art history surveys or historically-focused art appreciation classes,A History of Western Art, Fifth Edition, combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with an accessible and engaging introduction to art history. Focusing on the Western canon, the text presents a compelling chronological narrative from prehistory to the present. A non-Western supplement,World Views: Topics in Non-Western Art, addresses specific areas of non-Western art and augments the Western chronology by illustrating moments of thematic relationships and cross-cultural contact.

Table of Contents

Why Do We Study the History of Art?
The Artistic Impulse
Why Do We Value Art?
Material Value
Intrinsic Value
Brancusi’s Bird: Manufactured Metal or a Work of Art?
Religious Value
Nationalistic Value
Psychological Value
Art and Illusion
Images and Words
Traditions Equating Artists with Gods
Art and Identification
Reflections and Shadows: Legends of How Art Began
Image Magic
Archaeology and Art History
Methodologies of Art History
Iconography and Iconology
Biography and Autobiography
The Language of Art
Expressive Qualities of Line
Lines Used for Modeling
The Illusion of Depth
Types of Shapes
Expressive Qualities of Shape
Light and Color
Physical Properties of Color
Expressive Qualities of Color
Stylistic Terminology
Prehistoric Western Europe
The Stone Age
MAP: Prehistoric Site in Europe
Technique: Carving
Technique: Modeling
Technique: Categories of Sculpture
Media: Pigment
Beyond the West: Rock Paintings of Australia
Architecture: Post-and-Lintel Construction
The Ancient Near East
The Neolithic Era
MAP: The Mediterranean and the Ancient Near East
Çatal Hüyük
Primary Source: Inanna
The Uruk Period
Religion: Mesopotamian Gods
Cylinder Seals
From Pictures to Words
Literature: Gilgamesh
Sumer: Early Dynastic Period
Society and Culture: Sargon of Akkad
The Ziggurat of Ur
Society and Culture: The Law Code of Hammurabi
Anatolia: The Hittites
Technique: Glazing
The Neo-Babylonian Empire
Architecture: Round Arches
Society and Culture: Destroying the Archaeological Record
The Scythians
Achaemenid Persia
Architecture: Columns
Ancient Egypt
The Gift of the Nile
The Pharaohs
The Egyptian Concept of Kingship
Chronology: Egyptian Kings
MAP: Ancient Egypt and Nubia
The Palette of Narmer
Religion: Egyptian Gods
The Old Kingdom
Technique: The Egyptian Canon of Proportion
The Middle Kingdom
The New Kingdom
The Amarna Period
Tutankhamon’s Tomb
Egypt and Nubia
The Rock-Cut Temple of Ramses II
The Aegean
Cycladic Civilization
MAP: The Ancient Aegean World
Minoan Civilization
The Palace at Knossos
Media and Technique: Minoan Fresco
Society and Culture: Minoan Scripts
Discoveries at Thera
The Frescoes
Mycenaean Civilization
Myth: The Legend of Agamemnon
The Art of Ancient Greece
MAP: Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean
Cultural Identity
Government and Philosophy
Philosophy: Plato on Artists
Society and Culture: Women in Ancient Greece
Literature and Drama
“Man Is the Measure of All Things”
Religion: Greek Gods and Their Roman Counterparts
Painting and Pottery
Geometric Style
Orientalizing Style
Archaic Style
Media and Technique: Greek Vases
Late Archaic to Classical Style
Classical to Hellenistic Style
Archaic Style
Early Classical Style
Media and Technique: The Lost-Wax Process
Classical Style
Classical Architecture: The Athenian Acropolis
The Parthenon
Architecture: Plan of the Parthenon
Architecture: The Greek Orders
Myth: Medusa
The Temple of Athena Nike
The Erechtheum
Late Classical Style
The Greek Theater
Architecture: Greek Theater
Style: The “Hermes of Praxiteles”
Hellenistic Period
Myth: The Trojan Horse
The Art of the Etruscans
MAP: Etruscan and Roman Italy
Pottery and Sculpture
Women in Etruscan Art
Funerary Art
Cinerary Containers
Tomb Paintings
Ancient Rome
MAP: The Roman Empire, A.D. 14-282
Primary Source: Virgil’s Aeneid
Chronology: Roman Periods
Architecture: Arches, Domes, and Vaults
Architectural Types
Domestic Architecture
Public Buildings
History: Julius Caesar
Media: Roman Building Materials
Religious Architecture
Commemorative Architecture
Primary Source: Josephus and the Jewish Wars
Sculptural Types
The Sarcophagus
Media: Color Symbolism in Roman Marble
History: Marcus Aurelius: Emperor and Philosopher
Pictorial Style
Painting and Mosaic
Early Christian and Byzantine Art
A New Religion
Constantine and Christianity
The Divergence of East and West
Religion: Christianity and the Scriptures
Early Christian Art
Religion: Christian Symbolism
History: The Catacombs
Religion: Saint Peter
Centrally Planned Churches
Justinian and the Byzantine Style
San Vitale
Media and Technique: Mosaics
MAP: The Byzantine Empire under Justinian I, A.D. 565
Hagia Sophia
The Codex
The Vienna Genesis
Media: Parchment
Later Byzantine Developments
The Early Middle Ages
Islamic Art
Religion: Islam
The Great Mosque, Córdoba
Northern European Art
Anglo-Saxon Metalwork
Primary Source: Beowulf
Hiberno-Saxon Art
Media and Technique: Manuscript Illumination
The Carolingian Period
MAP: The Holy Roman Empire under Charlemagne, 814
Religion: Revelation and the Four Symbols of the Evangelists
Ottonian Period
Romanesque Art
Economic and Political Developments
Society and Culture: Feudalism
Pilgrimage Roads
MAP: Pilgrimage Roads to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Sainte-Foy at Conques
Developments at Autun
The Stavelot Reliquary Triptych
Mural Painting
The “Bayeux Tapestry”
Gothic Art
Origins of the Gothic Style in France
Early Gothic Architecture: Saint-Denis
Religion: The Life of Saint Denis
Elements of Gothic Architecture
Rib Vaults
Flying Buttresses
Pointed Arches
The Skeleton
Stained-Glass Windows
Society and Culture: Guilds
Romanesque Precursors of Gothic
The Age of Cathedrals
Exterior Architecture of Chartres
Exterior Sculpture of Chartres
Interior of Chartres
Later Developments of the French Gothic Style
Paris: Reliquary Chapel of Sainte-Chapelle
The Saint Louis Psalter
English Gothic
Salisbury Cathedral
German Gothic
Cologne Cathedral
Precursors of the Renaissance
Thirteenth-Century Italy
Nicola Pisano
MAP: Leading Art Centers in Renaissance Italy
Fourteenth-Century Italy
Literature: Dante: Poet of Heaven and Hell
Media and Technique: Tempera
Media and Technique: Altarpieces
The Arena Chapel
Media and Technique: Fresco
Painting in Siena
Duccio’s Rucellai Madonna
The Maestà
The Kiss of Judas
Ambrogio Lorenzetti and the Effects of Good Government
The International Gothic Style
Claus Sluter
The Limbourg Brothers
The Early Renaissance
Italy in the Fifteenth Century
Renaissance Humanism
Society and Culture: The Humanist Movement
Society and Culture: Soldiers of Fortune
The Competition for the Florence Baptistery Doors
Brunelleschi’s Architecture
History: Vasari’s Lives
Linear Perspective
Ghiberti’s East Baptistery Doors
The Early Fifteenth-Century Painting
International Style in Italy: Gentile da Fabriano
Technique: Aerial Perspective
Early Fifteenth-Century Sculpture: Donatello’s David
Second-Generation Developments
Leon Battista Alberti
The Theme of David and Goliath
The Equestrian Portrait
State Portraits
Media: Oil Painting
Monumentality versus Spirituality in Fifteenth-Century Painting
Filippo Lippi
Andrea Mantegna’s Illusionism
History: Isabella d’Este
Botticelli’s Mythological Subject Matter
Philosophy: The Platonic Academy
Fifteenth-Century Painting in the Netherlands
MAP: Northern and Central Europe in the Renaissance
Campin’s Mérode Altarpiece
Jan van Eyck
Rogier van der Weyden
Later Developments
The High Renaissance in Italy
The Ideal of the Circle and Centrally Planned Churches
St. Peter’s and the Central Plan
History: Julius II
Painting and Sculpture
Leonardo da Vinci
Technique: Sfumato
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Developments in Venice
Gentile Bellini
Giovanni Bellini and the Sacra Conversazione
Theory: Pietro Aretino on Color versus Drawing
Mannerism and the Later Sixteenth Century in Italy
Politics and Religion
History: The Reformation
Mannerist Painting
Society and Culture: Vasari on Women Artists
Mannerist Sculpture
History: The Counter-Reformation
Counter-Reformation Painting
History: The Painter’s Daughter
El Greco
Architecture: Andrea Palladio
Theory: The Four Books of Architecture
Sixteenth-Century Painting and Printmaking in Northern Europe
Humanism in the North
MAP: Northern and Central Europe in the Renaissance
The Netherlands
Hieronymus Bosch
History: Martin Luther
Caterina van Hemessen
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Literature: W.H. Auden’s Icarus
Albrecht Dürer
Media and Technique: Printmaking
Society and Culture: The Myth of the Mad Artist
History: Erasmus
Matthias Grünewald
Lucas Cranach
Hans Holbein the Younger
The Baroque Style in Western Europe
Religion, Politics, and Science
Baroque Style
MAP: Europe during the Baroque Style
Society and Culture: The French Academy
Sculpture: Gianlorenzo Bernini
Italian Baroque Painting
Artemisia Gentileschi
Society and Culture: Women as Artists from Antiquity to the 17th Century
Giovanni Battista Gaulli
Baroque Painting in Northern Europe
Flanders: Peter Paul Rubens
Holland: Rembrandt van Rijn
Technique: Etching
Beyond the West: Mughal Art and the Baroque
Frans Hals
Judith Leyster
Jan Vermeer
Jacob van Ruisdael
Maria van Oosterwyck
Spanish Baroque Painting
Juan Sánchez Cotán
Francesco de Zurburán
Diego Velázquez
French Baroque Painting: Nicolas Poussin
Rococo, the Eighteenth Century, and Revival Styles
Cultural Developments
Society and Culture: Salons and Salonnières
The Age of Enlightenment
Painting in France
Antoine Watteau
Jean-Honoré Fragonard
Adélaide Labille-Guiard
Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
History: Prelude to the French Revolution
Bourgeois Realism: Jean-Baptiste Chardin
Painting in England
Thomas Gainsborough
William Hogarth
Rococo Architecture in Germany
Balthasar Neumann
Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann
Dominikus Zimmermann
Architectural Revivals in England
Classicism: Lord Burlington and Robert Adam
Gothic Revival: Horace Walpole
Neoclassicism: Angelica Kauffmann
American Painting
John Singleton Copley
Benjamin West
Neoclassicism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
The Neoclassical Style in France
Jacques-Louis David
Chronology: The French Revolution and the Reign of Napoleon
Napoleon and the Arts
Antonio Canova
Marie-Guillemine Benoist
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
MAP: The Napoleonic Empire, 1812
Developments in America
The American Revolution
Chronology: The American Campaign for Independence
The Architecture of Thomas Jefferson
MAP: The United States, showing states and territories during Jefferson’s presidency, c. 1803
John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence
Greenough’s George Washington
Romanticism: The Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries
The Romantic Movement
Music and Poetry: Romanticism in Music and Poetry
Painting in Europe
William Blake
Media and Technique: Watercolor
Théodore Géricault
Society and Culture: The Salon
Eugène Delacroix
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Media and Technique: Aquatint
Germany: Caspar David Friedrich
Theory: The Aesthetic of the Sublime
England: John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner
Painting in the United States
Thomas Cole
Literature: American Romantic Writers
Folk Art: Edward Hicks
Albert Bierstadt
Nineteenth-Century Realism
Cultural and Political Context
Philosophy: The Communist Manifesto
Literature: Realism
French Realism
Jean-François Millet
Rosa Bonheur
Gustave Courbet
Honoré Daumier
Media and Technique: Lithography
Society and Culture: Daumier and Satire
France: Nadar
England: Julia Margaret Cameron
America: Mathew Brady
American Realist Painting
Thomas Eakins’s Gross Clinic
Henry Ossawa Tanner
French Realism in the 1860s
Édouard Manet’s Déjeuner sur l’Herbe
Manet’s Olympia
Joseph Paxton: The Crystal Palace
Bridges: The Roeblings
The Eiffel Tower
Origins of the Skyscraper: Louis Sullivan
Nineteenth-Century Impressionism
Context and Style
Society and Culture: Urban Renewal during the Second Empire
Painting in France
Édouard Manet: 1880s
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Edgar Degas
Mary Cassatt
Berthe Morisot
Claude Monet
Views of Paris: Renoir and Pissarro
Beyond the West: Japanese Woodblock Prints
French Sculpture: Auguste Rodin
American Painting at the Turn of the Century
Winslow Homer
John Singer Sargent
“Art for Art’s Sake”
Whistler vs. Ruskin
Post-Impressionism and the Late Nineteenth Century
Post-Impressionist Painting
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
Paul Cézanne
An Apple a Day…
Georges Seurat
Vincent van Gogh
“Dear Theo”-The Letters of Vincent van Gogh
Paul Gauguin
Beyond the West: Gauguin and Oceania
Society and Culture: The Symbolist Movement
Gustave Moreau
Edvard Munch
Naïve Painting: Henri Rousseau
History: Freud on the Mechanisms of Dreaming
The Early Twentieth Century: Picasso, Fauvism, Expressionism, and Matisse
Culture and Context
Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse
Symbolism: Picasso’s Blue Period
Literature: Wallace Stevens: “The Man with the Blue Guitar”
Beyond the West: African Art and the European Avant-Garde
Fauvism: Matisse in 1905-1906
The Bridge (Die Brücke)
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner
Emil Nolde
The Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter)
Vassily Kandinsky
Franz Marc
Käthe Kollwitz
Matisse after Fauvism
Harmony in Red
Dance 1
Cubism, Futurism, and Related Twentieth-Century Styles
History: Gertrude Stein
Analytic Cubism: Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque
Media and Technique: Collage and Assemblage
Synthetic Cubism
Picasso’s Surrealism
Picasso’s Guernica
Other Early Twentieth-Century Developments
Fernand Léger’s The City
Piet Mondrian
The Armory Show
Stuart Davis
Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance
Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie Style
Architecture: Cantilever
The International Style
Holland: De Stijl
Germany: The Bauhaus
France: Le Corbusier
The United States
Dada, Surrealism, Social Realism, Regionalism, and Abstraction
Marcel Duchamp
Jean (Hans) Arp
Man Ray
Paul Klee
Salvador Dalí
Joan Miró
René Magritte
Sculpture Derived from Surrealism
Max Ernst
Alberto Giacometti
Henry Moore
Alexander Calder
The United States: Regionalism and Social Realism
Grant Wood
Jacob Lawrence
Edward Hopper
James VanDerZee
Dorothea Lange
Diego Rivera
Frida Kahlo
Toward American Abstraction
Alfred Stieglitz
Georgia O’Keeffe
Transcendental Painting
Society and Culture: American Self-Taught Painters
Mid-Century American Abstraction
The Teachers: Hans Hofmann and Josef Albers
Abstract Expressionism
The New York School
Arshile Gorky
Theory: The Avant-Garde
Action Painting
Jackson Pollock
Media and Technique: Navajo Sand Painting
Franz Kline
Willem de Kooning
Mark Rothko
Color Field Painting
Helen Frankenthaler
Media and Technique: Acrylic
Frank Stella
Ellsworth Kelly
West Coast Abstraction: Richard Diebenkorn
Isamu Noguchi
David Smith
Louise Nevelson
Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, and Conceptualism
Pop Art in England: Richard Hamilton
Pop Art in the United States
Jasper Johns
Robert Rauschenberg
Andy Warhol
Roy Lichtenstein
Tom Wesselmann
Wayne Thiebaud
Op Art
Donald Judd
Dan Flavin
Agnes Martin
Eva Hesse
Joseph Kosuth
Sol Lewitt
Action Sculpture: Joseph Beuys
Continuity, Innovation, and Globalization
Return to Realism
Chuck Close
Richard Estes
Duane Hanson
Ron Mueck and Constantin Brancusi
Gilbert and George
Laurie Anderson
The Geodesic Dome: R. Buckminster Fuller
Post-Modern Architecture
Environmental Art
Robert Smithson
Andy Goldsworthy
Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Urban Environment
Society and Culture: Government Funding and Censorship
Feminist Art
Judy Chicago
Kiki Smith
Elizabeth Murray
Race and Gender
Bob Thompson
Romare Bearden
Kara Walker
Yasumasa Morimura
Plus ça change…
Susan Rothenberg
Anselm Kiefer
Maya Ying Lin
Nancy Graves
Bruce Nauman and Marcel Duchamp
Cindy Sherman
Video Art
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