Across the centuries, there are major themes in the history of art that continue to appear and reappear. How to portray love, create a still life, and use perspective are a few notable examples artists have interpreted in styles ranging from naturalistic to surreal.
In this course, art historian Joseph Cassar examines important masterworks within selected genres and offers a new way to understand and appreciate the similarities—and the uniqueness—among artists and the cultural norms that influenced their choices.
December 7 Perspective
Explore how perspective has been used as an independent motif in such works as Pool in the Garden, Egypt, 1400 B.C.; Villa of Publius Fannius, Pompeii, mid first century B.C.; and by artists including Massaccio; Richard Diebenkorn, and Richard Estes.