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ARTHIST 5: Art and Power

Art and Power explores a wide range of artworks from the premodern to the contemporary world to reflect on how art has been shaped by structures of inequality and, conversely, how power relations are represented and reinforced by art. Co-taught by two professors to foster a multi-focal perspective, this course asks questions about the relationship of beauty and violence, and the place of art history in capitalism, colonialism, and elitism.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5


Ideas matter. Concepts such as equality, tradition, and Hell have inspired social movements, shaped political systems, and dramatically influenced the lives of individuals. Others, like race and urban renewal, play an important role in contemporary debates in the United States. All of these ideas are contested, and they have a real power to change lives, for better and for worse. In this one-unit class we will examine these "dangerous" ideas. Each week, a faculty member from a different department in the humanities and arts will explore a concept that has shaped human experience across time and space.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1
Instructors: Safran, G. (PI)

ARTHIST 113: All is Fair... Love and War in Italian Renaissance Art

How are love and war comparable? Why must the creative impulse be accompanied by a destructive one? What do we really mean when we say that an artist "executed" a painting or a photographer "shot" a scene? This course explores the agony and ecstasy involved in the making and viewing of art. We will look at artists like Titian, Michelangelo, Gaudenzio Ferrari, Artemisia Gentileschi, Caravaggio to think about the processes, techniques, and materiality of artworks, their warring political and iconographic ideologies, and their afterlives of conservation and care. Our discussions will expose the porous boundaries between love and war, pleasure and pain, life and death, presence and absence, in order to complicate the glorified legacy of the Italian Renaissance.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Bagga, H. (PI)

ARTHIST 120: Superhero Theory (AMSTUD 120B, ARTHIST 320, FILMEDIA 120, FILMEDIA 320)

With their fantastic powers, mutable bodies, multiple identities, complicated histories, and visual dynamism, the American superhero has been a rich vehicle for fantasies (and anxieties) for 80+ years across multiple media: comics, film, animation, TV, games, toys, apparel. This course centers upon the body of the superhero as it incarnates allegories of race, queerness, hybridity, sexuality, gendered stereotypes/fluidity, politics, vigilantism, masculinity, and monstrosity. They also embody a technological history that encompasses industrial, atomic, electronic, bio-genetic, and digital.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II
Instructors: Bukatman, S. (PI)

ARTHIST 127: Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture in Europe: The Art World en masse

This course will survey the visual arts in Europe over the course of the long nineteenth century, from history painting of the French Revolution to avant-garde experimentation in the years leading up to World War I. This was a period of dramatic social and artistic change that included revolutionary upheavals, growth of urban centers, expansion of empire, technological developments, and the challenging of artistic conventions and institutions. Looking across media, painting, sculpture, print, photography, decorative arts, textiles, magazines, newspapers, and advertising, the course will introduce students to artists, practices, and key aesthetic movements of the nineteenth century, such as Romanticism, Orientalism, and Impressionism. Engaging with themes of labor, class, gender, and colonialism, the course will expand and reframe existing art historical narratives of this period.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5

ARTHIST 152: The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)

The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate, literature, art, film, institutions, politics, demography, economy, and continuing policy challenges. Students examine themes fundamental to understanding the region: time, space, water, peoples, and boom and bust cycles.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul, GER:DB-Hum, WAY-SI, WAY-A-II

ARTHIST 164: History of World Cinema III: Queer Cinemas around the World (ARTHIST 364, CSRE 102C, CSRE 302C, FEMGEN 100C, FILMEDIA 100C, FILMEDIA 300C, GLOBAL 193, GLOBAL 390, TAPS 100C, TAPS 300C)

Provides an overview of cinema from around the world since 1960, highlighting the cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped various film movements over the last six decades. Specific topics may vary by term/year/instructor. This term's topic, Queer Cinemas around the World, engages with a range of queer cinematic forms and queer spectatorial practices in different parts of the world, as well as BIPOC media from North America. Through film and video from Kenya, Malaysia, India, The Dominican Republic, China, Brazil, Palestine, Japan, Morocco, the US etc., we will examine varied narratives about trans experience, same-sex desire, LGBTQI2S+ rights, censorship, precarity, and hopefulness. This course will attune us to regional cultural specificities in queer expression and representation, prompting us to move away from hegemonic and homogenizing understandings of queer life and media. Notes: Screenings will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30PM in Oshman Hall. Screening times will vary slightly from week to week.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II | Repeatable 2 times (up to 10 units total)

ARTHIST 165: Vincent van Gogh and His World

No artist is more famous than Vincent van Gogh. Yet how well is he known? Perhaps not at all. A victim of cliches and platitudes, his art is rarely seen, or, to put it differently, the power of its call on us is mostly unheeded. What was he searching for and what did he hope to make possible for us to experience along with him? How, to put it differently, did he love us? An adventure beyond the trite and true, an exploration in the powers of naivete, offered by someone without authority, the class will take us deeply into Van Gogh's art and his moment.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

ARTHIST 168A: A.I.-Activism-Art (CSRE 106A, ENGLISH 106A, SYMSYS 168A)

Lecture/studio course exploring arts and humanities scholarship and practice engaging with, and generated by, emerging emerging and exponential technologies. Our course will explore intersections of art and artificial intelligence with an emphasis on social impact and racial justice. Open to all undergraduates.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: WAY-A-II

ARTHIST 180: Art, Meditation, and Creation (ARTSINST 280, LIFE 180)

Art and meditation invite us to be fully present in our minds and bodies. This class will give you tools to integrate mind and body as you explore artworks on display at the university's museums and throughout campus. In your engagement with activity-based learning at these venues, you will attend to perception and embodiment in the process of writing and making creative work about art. You will also learn meditation techniques and be exposed to authors who foreground the importance of the body in both writing and making art. For your meditation-centered and research-based final creative project, you will have the option of writing an experimental visual analysis or devising a performance.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-A-II
Instructors: Otalvaro, G. (PI)
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