New Course in History of Art: Europe and the Colonies, 1492-1945

Discipline: Art History
Instructor: Silver
Credits: 3
Day: A
Start: 10:45
End: 12:00
Field Work: Day 1 | Portugal Download Syllabus

Consideration of architecture, sculpture, and painting (as well as other art forms) in Europe and the Americas during the era of colonialism. This course will focus on the relationship between visual culture in the mother country and in the colonies, with considerations of political and religious ideology as conveyed by forms. This course also will emphasize regions and sites that students on Semester at Sea can visit during stays in port. Thus it will provide additional attention to colonial cultures in the Americas as well as greater emphasis on the British Isles and Iberia.

Field Work

Country: Portugal
Day: 1

Portugal before the Earthquake--Evora. Transportation and walking tour of best preserved old city in Portugal (UNICEF World Heritage Site; Lisbon Earthquake of 1754 destroyed older portions there), including major church monuments, historic houses, and city hall. For comparison to historic sites in Brazil and Uruguay.