Course Description

The course exposes students to the knowledge of European civilizations and arts, from medieval to Baroque periods so that they can relate them to East African artistic practices. It helps them to develop skills in art criticism and provides a means for them to expand their vocabulary in aesthetics. It further gives them an opportunity to gain skills for their own studio practice.

Course objectives:

  • Expose students to the knowledge of civilizations and art of Western Europe from the medieval to Baroque periods.
  • Allow students to develop a sense of appreciation of the art of Western Europe during the above periods.
  • Recognize the influence of Western civilizations (from medieval to Baroque) on Africa’s art in general and East Africa’s art in particular.
  • Equip them with useful skills that they can apply in their own artistic practices.
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IFA 1203 Principles And History Of Art 1 DOC PDF PS