Art is more than paintings, architectural structures or figures chipped from stone. In this course we will study the ways that Western art mirrors cultural forces, historical events and social changes. Using lectures, slides and DVDs, our journey will start with ancient Western art and continue through Romanesque and Gothic architecture, early and high Renaissance masterpieces, Baroque and Rococo paintings, the Impressionist rebels and on to modern and contemporary European and American masterpieces.
Ari Landau (firstname.lastname@example.org) received his Bachelor of Science in history/education, his Master of Arts in history and his Juris Doctorate cum laude in law. He has completed formal instruction as a docent and received his certification from the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Ari has given hundreds of museum guided tours in European and American museums.