ARTH 138. Renaissance Art & Global Expansion: Honors Seminar

This Honors seminar focuses on Europe's relations with Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East in the early era of colonization and global expansion.  Students will explore what the visual arts can reveal about the transfer of ideas and the growth of global trade and cultural/religious conflict in this era of increasing internationalism. We will focus on cross-cultural exchange in the 15th and 16th centuries, and consider these issues primarily from the European perception of the expanding world. The theme of globalism will be addressed through the lens of painting, sculpture and architecture, and through objects that are not typically considered "high art" such as maps, textiles, festival art, and ceramics. 
Eligible for GLBL-Core 
2 credits. (1 credit option also available with permission of instructor)
Eligible for Writing.
Fall 2023. Reilly.
Catalog chapter: Art and Art History: Art History  
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