This course examines art appreciation by developing the skill of art criticism through a brief overview of Western art history. Students develop the critical vocabulary and analytical skills needed to describe and evaluate works of art.
In the course project, Virtual Art Gallery Tour: A Critical Look at Selected Works, students create a virtual gallery tour featuring six works of art. The tour includes embedded images accompanied by a critique that includes description, analysis, interpretation, and judgment of each piece of this carefully selected virtual art exhibit.
Course Learning Objectives
- Critique a work of art using the steps of art criticism.
- Apply theories of art for understanding and critiquing works of art.
- Identify and analyze a variety of artistic styles, periods, and media.
- Create a virtual art gallery tour that includes a description and criticism for several works of art.