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Welcome to the Art 31 Website!

Artists Strive to Harness their Interior and Exterior Visions of Existence

Professor Brian Edward Hack
Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 10-11, or by appointment, S154
Office Phone: 718-368-5720

Lute Player in action, by Caravaggio, circa 1596

The Visual Experience

As humans we have carried the genetic and cultural heirlooms of our ancestors across the millennia, adapting our inherent and insatiable desire to create to ever-changing natural and social environments. Our unique ability to both make and interpret images helps define us as human beings. The Visual Experience examines and celebrates the history of image making--from the Paleolithic to the Post-Modern--and considers the iconographic and philosophical connections between art and other disciplines. The course is designed as both an introductory survey of Art History and as exploration into the inextricably intertwined nature of Art and Ideas.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE FOR OUR TEXTBOOK, A HISTORY OF WESTERN ART

Elvis Presley in action, 1956

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What YOU need to do to pass Art 31!

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To comprehend the simplicity of the complex and the complexity of the simple, to glimpse the hidden harmony of Nature--that shall be our goal

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