Welcome to AHT100 Art History and Theory 1

Coordinator: Dr Georgina Cole 

Course outline 

Includes lecture schedule, tutorial discussion topics, and assessment due dates.

Guides and handouts

Glossary of art and architecture terms
Visual analysis guide
Architectural analysis guide
Essay writing guide
Making an image list
Link to Chicago Manual of Style:  http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html
Information on citing, bibliographies and paraphrasing:  http://www.plagiarism.org/citing-sources/overview/


Final visual exam, Monday 21 October

Research essay, due Friday 27 September 

Mid-year visual exam, Monday 24 June
Image list: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_exam_1_2019.pdf

Object analysis, due Friday 12 April 2019
Instructions: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Object analysis 2019.pdf

Additional resources:
Djangkawu creation story: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Yalangbara.pdf
Mannerism: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Shearman.pdf
Excerpt from Boccaccio's Decameron: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Boccaccio.pdf

Research essay, due Friday 27 September 2019

Final visual exam, Monday 21 October 2019
Image list:

Turnitin instructions
Class ID:    20407623
Enrolment key: AHT100

Submit your assignment by uploading the document (Word, Pages or PDF) from your hard drive, flash drive or online storage. A similarity report will be calculated and show as a percentage next to your submission. You can overwrite this file as many times as you like before the due date. Please use 12pt type and double spacing to allow room for comments. Your marked assignment will be available for viewing after the post date. More information and help topics can be found on the turnitin website.

Tutorial readings

Semester one
Week 1:   Ancient Greece: ideal bodies in sculpture and architecture 
Reading 1: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Clark.pdf
Reading 2: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Stewart.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Greece_2019.pdf

Week 2:   Buddhist art in Ancient India 

Week 3:   The Gothic cathedral 
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Pevsner.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Gothic.pdf

Week 4: Arts of the medieval Islamic world
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Dodds.PDF
Images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Arts of Islamic World.pdf
Additional slides on architectural analysis: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Architecture.pdf

Week 5:  Late medieval painting
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Miles.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Trecento.pdf

Week 6:  Traditions of Chinese landscape painting 
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Kuo.pdf
Additional reading on art materials and techniques:  http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Silbergeld.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_China_2019.pdf

Week 7: The Renaissance: Masaccio, Donatello, Botticelli
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Leornardo.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Renaissance1.pdf

Additional sources on Donatello's David:

Week 8:  The High Renaissance: Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_HighRen.pdf

Leonardo on man as a microcosm:

By the ancients man has been called the world in miniature; and certainly this name is well bestowed, because, inasmuch as man is composed of earth, water, air and fire, his body resembles that of the earth; as man has in him bones the supports and framework of his flesh, the world has its rocks the supports of the earth; as man has in him a pool of blood in which the lungs rise and fall in breathing, so the body of the earth has its ocean tide which likewise rises and falls every six hours, as if the world breathed; as in that pool of blood veins have their origin, which ramify all over the human body, so likewise the ocean sea fills the body of the earth with infinite springs of water.

Week 9:  Art in Northern Europe: Van Eyck, Van der Weyden, Durer
Week 10:   Caravaggio and Artemisia in seventeenth-century Rome
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/Garrard_Gentileschi.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_BaroquePainting_2019.pdf

Week 12: The artist at court: Rubens and Velazquez

Week 14: Poussin, Claude, and the classical landscape / the theatre of Versailles 
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Pace.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/C17 Landscape.pdf

Semester two
Week 16: Art in the Dutch Republic 
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Alpers.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Dutch.pdf

Excerpts  from Svetlana Alpers'  The Art of Describing: Dutch Art in the Seventeenth Century (Chicago, 1983):
Intro: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Alpers_intro.pdf
Chapter 5: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Alpers_ch5_Words.pdf
Epilogue: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Alpers_Epilogue.pdf

Week 17:  Reason and feeling in eighteenth-century French art 
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Diderot.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Rococo.pdf

Week 19: Chinese art in the eighteenth century: Qing and  chinoiserie
Reading: No reading

Week 20: Art vs craft: an introduction to material culture 
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Art vs. Craft 2019.pdf

Week 21:   Social objects: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art
Reading 1: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Yunupingu.pdf

Week 23: Art and Colonialism in Australia 
Reading 1: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Lehman.pdf
Reading 2: Julia Lum, "Firestick picturesque: landscape art and early colonial Tasmania", British Art Studies 10 (2018) 
Week 24:   Romanticism I: Goya, Friedrich, Turner
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_Ramdohr_Friedrich.pdf
Week 25:  Romanticism II: Ingres, Delacroix, Gericault
Reading: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT100_BlayneyBrown.pdf
Lecture images: http://www.nasaht.com.au/web_images/AHT_Romanticism2.pdf

Lecture recordings (images 6-21):


Art Gallery of NSW, 18 and 19 March (week 3)

Your tutors will take you through the Old Courts and 20th century Australian galleries to introduce you to the artworks included in the Object Analysis task.

On the day, please meet your tutor on the steps of the Art Gallery of NSW. It is essential you go with your   normal tutorial group to keep numbers even and allow everyone an opportunity to look, listen, and ask questions.    The tutorial start times have been slightly adjusted to allow for travel (see below). A roll will be taken before we enter the gallery. 

If you are somehow prevented from going on this excursion, please visit the Gallery in your own time to look first-hand at the object you are going to write about.

Monday tutorials:
12:30-2pm - Jessica, Molly, Georgina
2-3:30pm - Jessica, Molly, Georgina

Tuesday tutorials:
10-11:30am - Georgina
1:30-3pm - Molly, Georgina

How to get there:
Walk: the Gallery is a 20-25 minute walk from NAS. Here is a   map with a few walking routes. 
Bus: you can catch the 389 bus part of the way there. Hop on at the Burton St stop outside the NAS gates and alight on Stanley St near Crown.
Taxi/rideshare: normally $8-$15.
Cycle: it's a pretty straightforward, downhill-ish ride down Burton, Bourke, and Stanley Sts, then through the Domain. There is a bike rack at the Gallery.