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VIS2315 Art History: Enduring Traces
Credit Points: 15

What can we learn about the human condition by studying artworks? Art leaves fascinating traces of how people lived and what characterised the environment they inhabited. A meaningful way to experience unfamiliar artworks is learning to frame an understanding of the function and effect of an artwork in its historical and cultural context. The objective of this unit is to develop an understanding of major movements and styles (such as the Renaissance, Enlightenment, Romanticism, Expressionism), genres (painting, sculpture, print, architecture and craft), and cultural expression (Western, Asian, Aboriginal), as well as critical contextual analysis. Students will learn to interpret what they see and articulate what they understand about artistic expression in relation to cultural issues and themes such as identity, politics, religion, survival, gender, patronage, and ethnicity.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUUAVisual Arts Major
MIAAHEVisual Arts Minor
MABUVIVisual Arts Major
MABUTKVisual Arts Education Major
MABUUFVisual Arts Immersion Major
MABUVJVisual Arts Studio Major
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014