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About the Guide
This guide is created to instruct students taking FAR197 Introduction to Art Hisory those research and analytical skills needed to find, evaluate and use information effectivelly.
General Information about the course
The structure of this course reflects a compromise between a historiographical and an aesthetical approach to the field of art. Students are engaged in encounters with significant works of art from the ancient traditions of Egypt to early twentieth century modernism in Europe. The art pieces under their attention are studied in the cultural context of the time and are analyzed in terms of terminology and concepts, which are of fundamental importance for art appreciation. A theme that runs through the course is the development of principles of the organization of pictorial space (perspective).