This course provides a historical survey of art from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. It covers major monuments and artists. Students will study the sequential development, from the Renaissance to the modern period, of the major styles in architecture, sculpture, painting, graphic arts, and photography. Relationship of visual art to social and cultural trends will also be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on tendencies leading to modern developments. It aims to develop students’ ability to appreciate different art forms and to gain familiarity with the major works of art and important artists.