Art History

ARTH 20 ART APPRECIATION
Designed to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary art forms, including examples of painting, sculpture, and architecture.


ARTH 21 WOMEN AND ART
Examines the history of relations between women, art, and ideology in global culture. Examines and analyzes the effects of cultural practices such as the division of labor and space in society, codes of language, the impact of new technologies, and power relations on the ways that women are represented and participate in visual culture. Explores women's changing relation to art practice. Includes analysis of feminism, gender roles, and identity construction in art both historically and in contemporary art forms.


ARTH 22 SURVEY OF ASIAN ART (INDIA, CHINA, JAPAN, AND KOREA)
Designed as a survey of artistic traditions found in Asia including India, Korea, China, and Japan. The arts of painting, sculpture, and architecture will be discussed as artistic expressions as well as visual manifestations of Eastern religion.


ARTH 23 AFRICAN AND OCEANIC ART
Designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the indigenous arts of Africa and the South Pacific. Studies the painting, sculpture, architectural traditions of pre-literate societies emphasizing their culture as well as artistic significance.


ARTH 24 INDIGENOUS ARTS OF THE AMERICAS
Survey of the indigenous artistic traditions of North, Central, and South America extending from the United States and Mexico to Peru from circa 1000 BC to the Conquest. The course will address historical and contemporary cultures of the Western hemisphere (Native American and pre-Columbian) from a historical ethnographical context, examining the formal elements of painting, sculpture, architecture, ceramics, and textiles in the context of native socio-political systems and religious beliefs.


ARTH 25 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: ANCIENT WORLDS TO GOTHIC
Emphasizing the historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture including philosophical and cultural perspectives.


ARTH 26 SURVEY OF ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN
Emphasizing the historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture including philosophical and cultural perspectives.


ARTH 28 HISTORY OF MODERN ART
Emphasizing the historical development of painting, sculpture, and architecture including philosophical and cultural perspectives in the late 19th and 20th centuries. Includes an in-depth study of Expressionism, Surrealism, Cubism, Abstractionism, Op, Pop, and Realism.


ARTH 29 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD ART
Survey of the visual arts of the world through the millennia, including the regions and cultures of Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. Major emphasis is given to the development of the world's most significant painting, sculpture, and architecture within their respective social, political and religious contexts. The course examines the roles of artist and patron, and the relationship between the art object and its intended function.


ARTH 100 ART GALLERY/DISPLAY AND EXHIBITION
Designed to introduce students to a variety of aspects in working and running a non-profi t/educational art gallery. Students will participate in the planning of shows along with the practical experience of preparing and installing shows in the Saddleback College Art Gallery. Students will visit local galleries and museums to further enhance their ideas of the functions of an art gallery.


ARTH 120 TOUR-ART HISTORY/APPRECIATION
Designed to give students the opportunity to study visual cultural productions on site. Its content stresses the relationship between art and its most significant institutions of reception, museums and galleries.

 


Patricia Levin

Patricia Levin, Department Chair

Art History
Ph.D., UCI, Visual Studies
MA, UCI, Comparative Culture
MA, USC, Art History and Museum Studies
BA, UCLA, Dance Performance

Research interests:
Modern Media and Theories of Spectatorship, History of Photography, Critical
Theory, Film Theory, Feminist Theories, Performance Theories, and Autobiography.

I am especially interested in contemporary art and the politics of display. I work as an independent curator, developing exhibition projects for universities, art museums and galleries around the world. I am currently working on a book project with Dr. Jeanne Perreault of the University of Calgary. We are examining the works of the Montréal-based artist Nicole Jolicoeur. I am a Francophile and enjoy any opportunity to work and play in France.