What is art history?

  • (noun): The academic discipline that studies the development of painting and sculpture.

Art History

Art history has historically been understood as the academic study of objects of art in their historical development and stylistic contexts, i.e. genre, design, format, and style. This includes the "major" arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture as well as the "minor" arts of ceramics, furniture, and other decorative objects.

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Carl Friedrich Von Rumohr - Life
... he studied Classical philology with Christian Gottlob Heyne, History (Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren) and Mathematics (Bernhard Friedrich Thibaut) he took drawing lessons ... and acquired the foundations of his expertise of the classical arts ... undertook studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich and befriended the son of the director, Johann Peter von Langer ...
Semiology - Pictorial Semiotics
... Pictorial Semiotics is intimately connected to art history and theory ... While art history has limited its visual analysis to a small number of pictures which qualify as "works of art," pictorial semiotics has focused on the properties of pictures more generally ... This break from traditional art history and theory—as well as from other major streams of semiotic analysis—leaves open a wide variety of possibilities for pictorial semiotics ...
Society For Art History In Switzerland
... The Society for Art History in Switzerland (German Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte (GSK), French Société d'histoire de l'art en Suisse (SHAS), Italian Società di storia dell' arte in Svizzera (SSAS ... These include the series Art monuments of Switzerland (German Kunstdenkmäler der Schweiz, French Monuments d'art et d'histoire de la Suisse), which includes more than hundred volumes, the first of which ...
Lorenzo De' Medici School - Degrees
... Marist College, in partnership with Lorenzo de' Medici, confers the Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in Art History, Studio Arts, and English with a concentration in ... Digital Media, Conservation Studies/Restoration, and Studio Art ... Studio Art B.S ...
Art History - Professional Organizations
... In the United States, the most important art history organization is the College Art Association ... It organizes an annual conference and publishes the Art Bulletin and Art Journal ... exist in other parts of the world, as well as for specializations, such as architectural history and Renaissance art history ...

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