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  Encyclopedia: European art history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
During this period, since the vast majority of the peasantry was illiterate, art was the main method of communicating religious ideas besides sermons.
Baroque art is often seen as part of the Counter-Reformation—; the artistic element of the revival of spiritual life in the Catholic Church.
However, the Surrealists themselves have objected to the study of surrealism as an era in art history, claiming that it oversimplifies the complexity of the movement (which is not an artistic movement), misrepresents the relationship of surrealism to aesthetics, and falsely characterizes ongoing surrealism as a finished, historically encapsulated era.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/European-art-history   (1214 words)

 European Art History Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most surviving art from the Medieval period was religious in focus, often funded by the Church, powerful ecclesiastical individuals such as bishops, communal groups such as abbeys, or wealthy secular patrons.
Northern Renaissance art was not as concerned with perspective and the figure as that of the Italian Renaissance.
Baroque art is often seen as part of the Counter-Reformation— the artistic element of the revival of spiritual life in the Catholic Church.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/European_art_history   (1758 words)

 Art Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The word art is also used to apply judgments of value, as in such expressions as "that meal was a work of art" (the cook is an artist), or "the art of deception," (the highly attained level of skill of the deceiver is praised).
Art may be defined by the intention of the artist as in the writings of Dewey.
Art may be seen as being in the response/emotion of the viewer as Tolstoy claims.
www.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia   (2242 words)

 Bambooweb: Contemporary art
Because of this, contemporary art is often criticized for being "meaningless" or for "not being art." Contemporary art often has the goal of criticizing or commenting on society, politics, and religion.
Contemporary art should not be confused with modern art - the former is art being created today and the art of roughly the past three decades, while the latter generally refers to art from the late 19th century until the 1970s.
Contemporary art is characterized by its extreme diversity and the apparent lack of specific movements.
www.bambooweb.com /articles/c/o/Contemporary_art.html   (261 words)

 European art history
However, as the Renaissance emerged, the focus on the arts of Ancient Greece and Rome led to many changes in the technical aspects of painting and sculpture as well as subject matter.
This genre of art is often reffered to as Renaissance Classicism.
Baroque art is often seen as part of the Counter-Reformation - the artistic element of the revival of spiritual life in the Catholic Church.
www.ukpedia.com /e/european-art-history.html   (1113 words)

 Art History at Loggia | Exploring Art, Art History, and Artists
The masters of Italian Renaissance art were rivaled by their European counterparts during this influential period in art history.
The periods and styles of Japanese art history are revealed in our survey of the key monuments and movements of this fascinating culture.
It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history.
www.loggia.com /art/arthistory.html   (463 words)

 AllRefer.com - Scandinavian art and architecture : Early History (European Art To 1599) - Encyclopedia
The Scandinavian countries are rich in artifacts and objects of archaeological interest dating from the end of the Ice Age through the Bronze Age, the Celtic and Germanic Iron Ages, and the Viking period.
Viking art (c.800–c.1050) is characterized by dynamic geometric design of considerable complexity and sophistication and the ingenious use of animal forms.
Numerous fine examples of early Scandinavian art are in the collections of the museums of Copenhagen and Stockholm.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/S/Scandart-early-history.html   (226 words)

 THESIS AND DISSERTATION HELP - ART & ART HISTORY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Bird was an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the countries leading schools for fine art.
Painting, drawing, art history, multicultural art and ethnic traditions are her artistic passions.
She was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in anthropology to study the art and culture of Australian Aborigines.
www.dissertationadvisors.com /art.htm   (370 words)

 European Clocks in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The great advantage of the pendulum for controlling the escapement of a clock is that, unlike earlier controlling devices, the freely swinging pendulum has a definite period of its own.
The principle was discovered in Italy by Galileo Galilei (1564–1642), but for the practical purposes of European clockmaking, the development of the pendulum began with the Dutch mathematician Christiaan Huygens (1629–1695).
Often found in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century clocks with long pendulums, the device consists of a flat, toothed wheel mounted at the end of the going train of a clock and a separate, semicircular piece of steel with pallets at each end of the semicircle that somewhat resembles a sea anchor.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/clck/hd_clck.htm   (1606 words)

 Homework Center -European History - Homework Center - Multnomah County Library
History of the Carolingians and Charlemagne's conquests, his government, and the cultural activity in Europe.
The German Historical Museum of Berlin recounts the history of the separation of east and west Germany, the Cold War, and the wall that separated families and friends for decades.
The BBC presents the history of the famine, poses the question whether the famine was really artificial, the role of politics in the famine and more.
www.multcolib.org /homework/eurohist.html   (2562 words)

 Western European Union - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Not to be confused with the European Union, the Western European Union (WEU) is a partially dormant European defence and security organization composed of those states members of both NATO and the EU.
The WEU was established on October 23, 1954, as part of a modified version of the Brussels Treaty, in response to the failure of the European Defence Community treaty.
The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) and European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC), both established to function under the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy pillar, are replacements to the Western European Union Institute for Security Studies and the Western Union Satellite Centre which had been established to function in connection to the WEU.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/WEU   (500 words)

 Alternatives for Art Historians
BA or beyond in art history with special training in conservation and restoration; many graduate programs are awarding an MA or certificate in art conservation (Programs are available at NYU, SUC at Buffalo, University of Delaware, University of Texas at Austin, and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario).
A Masters degree in art history, archaeology, or library science is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and substantial experience.
An MA in Art History with an ALA-accredited MSL degree is preferred, but we encourage applicants with variations such as an MA in Art History with visual resources experience or MLS degree with undergraduate degree in Art History.
www.nd.edu /%7Ecrosenbe/jobs.html   (6348 words)

 Diploma in European Art History, Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This two year, part-time Diploma in European Art History may be of interest to people who are currently engaged with art practice or those who have no specific experience but have a genuine interest in the subject area.
An examination of the characteristics of the ‘Northern Renaissance’; as manifested in the traditions of Netherlandish, Flemish, Dutch and German Art from the fifteenth to the seventeenth century.
An overview of the characteristics of the Baroque and its regional European manifestations.
www.ucc.ie /ucc/depts/ace/arthistory.htm   (245 words)

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The library's current holdings in art history number a little over 53,000 volumes, so the addition of the Suida material will mean a substantial boost to the overall size of the collection.
"The collection chronicles the issues and debates of art history in its infancy in 19th-century Vienna." The volumes were collected by Suida and his daughter, art historian Bertina Suida-Manning for nearly a century, from 1895 to 1990.
McPhee, whose research interests lie in 17th-and 18th-century Italian architecture and urbanism, was the art history liaison to Emory's library and brought Elmar Seibel of Ars Libri, Ltd., a Boston-based bookseller, to Emory to assess the holdings in art history.
www.emory.edu /WELCOME/journcontents/archive/art/suida.html   (728 words)

 European Community - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The European Community (EC), most important of three European Communities, was originally founded on March 25, 1957 by the signing of the Treaty of Rome under the name of European Economic Community.
European Communities is the name given collectively to the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Economic Community (EEC), and the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), when in 1967, they were first merged under a single institutional framework with the Merger Treaty.
The Treaty of Amsterdam enlarged the scope of the authority of the European Community by transferring to it the areas of illegal immigration, visas, and political asylum from the third pillar (then called Justice and Home Affairs).
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/EEC   (496 words)

 The Seattle Times: Arts & Entertainment: In manic N.Y. art world, a critic finds inspiration in the small and serene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
NEW YORK CITY — The most talked-about exhibition in contemporary art circles right now is the 72nd Whitney Biennial, the periodic show that aims to reveal trends in contemporary American art.
During a quick trip to the city, the Whitney was definitely the place to see and be seen, crammed to the gills with art and art-fanciers.
Expressionism came on like a gut punch after the decorative sweetness of the Impressionist period and so offended the Nazi art police that the brilliantly inventive work of artists such as Max Beckman, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Emil Nolde was declared "degenerate" and exhibited for the purpose of public ridicule.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/artsentertainment/2001905569_nyart18.html   (1726 words)

 European Cultural History Tour (Fall 2002)Academics
Classes are taught in an interdisciplinary fashion, with history, art, religion, and political science professors helping the students to get an interconnected view.
Greco-Roman contributions, the Judeo-Christian heritage, Byzantine and Islamic cultures, European expansion and militarism, the Renaissance and the Reformation are among the major topics considered.
A history of Europe since Versailles with emphasis upon the Communist, Fascist and Nazi revolutions and their impact on the world, the origins and outbreak of the Second World War and the post-1945 era.
www.emich.edu /abroad/ECHT2002/academics.html   (779 words)

The Art and Architecture of RussiaOffers a survey of the painting and architecture of RussiaBy: Hamilton, George HeardBinding: PAPER Number of Pages: DatePublished: 1992/06/01ART/History/Europea...
GothicPublished to coincide with a major exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, a tribute to one of the richest periods of English art and architecture features lavish photographs of Gothic-style jewels, fan vaulting, and rare gold and silver objects, complemented by scholar essays...
The Portland VaseA history of the Portland Vase discusses its unique craftsmanship and traces its survival through the ownerships of the first Roman emperor, a reckless Cardinal, and a host of politicians, dilettantes, and scam artists.By: Brooks, RobinBinding: HARDCOVER Number of Pages: 250 DateP...
www.booksbytesandbeyond.com /books/ART015030.html   (2210 words)

 Links: AP European History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college survey courses in modern European history and American history, as well as in modern Western Civilization and World Cultures.
This attractive site describes aspects of the European Renaissance including its origins in the Middle Ages, the rise of navigation and trade, development of the printing press, arts, and the Renaissance in Florence Italy.
The actual collection is housed in four museums: the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford; the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence; the British Museum, London; and the Museum Boerhaave, Leiden.
www.lhs.liverpool.k12.ny.us /lhslib/projects/eurohist.html   (1030 words)

 Crossroads of European Art
In descriptions of art historical epochs the emphasis will be placed on iconography as the barometer of historical changes.
Prague's artistic history is presented as a succession of crossroads of influences merging from/to different parts of Europe.
Contribution to the development of European art: concept of renaissance, city, arcaded courtyard, monumental architecture (basilica and rotunda), monumental painting, illuminated manuscript, etc.
www.chp.cz /cu_art.htm   (697 words)

 Image Collections and Online Art
Important for anyone interested in art to know what is and is not legal to bring into this country.
From the Department of History at Copenhagen University, a searchable image-database containing more than 5,000 images of medieval wall-paintings from churches across Denmark (more images are added regularly).
At the Department of Art of the University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee.
www.umich.edu /~hartspc/histart/mother/images.html   (2466 words)

"To be eligible, a student must be a Ph.D. candidate in a department of art history and the candidate's dissertation must be focused on a topic in the history of the visual arts of the United States." "..the dissertation topic should be object-oriented." Tenure: one year beginning summer 2003.
The Nantucket Historical Association is the principal repository of Nantucket history, with extensive archives, collections of historic properties, and art and artifacts that broadly illustrate Nantucket's past.
The fellowship is open to graduate students and scholars in art or architectural history, American history, or other related fields...The fellowship with a may be requested for a period ranging from a minimum of one month to a maximum of one year.
www.efn.org /~acd/resources.html   (6970 words)

 European Cultural History Tour (Fall 2003)Academics
Classes are taught in an interdisciplinary fashion, with history, art, literature, and political science professors helping the students to get an interconnected view.
Selected works of European literature chosen to illustrate the great themes of Western Civilization and to correspond with our visits to significant cultural sites.
This course is an introduction to the study and principles of international relations with special attention to problems of international politics and organizations related to Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.
www.emich.edu /abroad/ECHT2003/academics.html   (731 words)

 ART HISTORY RESOURCES: Part 18 The Native Arts of the Americas & Oceania
Art of the Americas in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco: de Young Museum
Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas in the collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
witcombe.sbc.edu /ARTHamericasoceania.html   (1337 words)

 Pro-European - Art History Online Reference and Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pro-European is a subjective term applied to a person who supports the European Union (EU) and/or further European integration, specifically in the context of political argument over the current and future status of the EU and its policies.
It is argued that the term 'pro-European' should refer to someone who is in favour of European co-operation and cultural interchange in the wider geographical sense (which many eurosceptics claim to be), while 'pro-EU' should be reserved for those who specifically support the co-operative political structure of the European Union.
Despite this distinction, 'pro-EU' and 'pro-European' are used interchangeably in informal speech to refer to someone who is positive about the European Union.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Pro-European   (315 words)

 Department of the History of Art
Students work closely with a faculty of research scholars on aspects of European and American art and have access to the remarkable collections in Baltimore and Washington.
Programs leading to the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees emphasize the value of investigating works of art in various historical contexts and enable students to deepen their understanding of cultural history through courses in other departments.
To learn more about the Department of History of Art, see About the Department or select other listings from the menu at the left.
www.jhu.edu /~arthist   (137 words)

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