ART 212 - Art of Ancient Egypt and the Mediterranean
Credits: 4 A survey of the art and architecture of ancient Egypt from the first flowering of the Old Kingdom through the expansion of empire during the New Kingdom. Artistic production is considered in relation to the political and religious functions of art. The art of the New Kingdom in particular is examined in connection with other Mediterranean cultures of the late Bronze Age, including Hittite, Minoan, and Mycenaean Greek. Discussion topics include visual analysis and changing interpretations of art in light of recent work in archeology.