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Courses - General Education

Art History

Stage I

15 Points

Understanding Art: Leonardo to Warhol

Visual intelligence is crucial in navigating the world of images that convey coded messages, and the history of ideas fundamental to all disciplines. How do we read such images? This course decodes artworks, photographs, advertising, digital images, and architecture, providing tools to analyse artists from Leonardo to Warhol: experts at moving the eye around the image for meaning to emerge.

Restriction: ARTHIST 109

15 Points

Global Art Histories

A broad survey of visual art spanning from the early modern period to the contemporary. Students will be introduced to a range of art practices situated within a global context and will consider art works produced in Māori and Pacific cultures alongside Indian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American traditions.