Welcome To Art1010

ARTD 1010

Art: Its History & Meaning


Brooklyn College CUNY | Fall 2019

Tues | Thurs          Mon | Wed
Boylan  3139     and    3129
Instructor: Joseph Field

Office hours by appointment

Email    Joedennisfield@gmail.com


This course will introduce art history  and trace its development through world cultures and across time. We will examine the commonalities among different people and their expression using investigation and interpretation.


  • gain a basic understanding of art history’s chronology in a variety of cultural centers
  • be able to identify major artists, styles, and periods
  • learn how to describe artwork in its formal terms
  • foster cultural ownership and appreciation
  • have a basic understanding of artistic process and choice
  • recognize recurring themes, subject matter, genres, concerns and issues across time and place