ARTH 4231

ARTH 4231

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

What is authenticity and why does it matter? Connoisseurship—the expertise required to make discerning judgments—involves assessments of quality,authenticity, historical and cultural significance, and many other issues. This course focuses on connoisseurship in the fine arts, archaeology, and ethnography in both academic contexts and the art world. Emphasis is on developing a nuanced understanding of authentication, at the core of the art market and an important determinant of relevant data for academic art historians and archaeologists. Topics include the role of authenticity in assigning value; looting and faking in relation to antiquities markets; technical analysis and forgery detection.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: A basic course in art history.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, HST-AS, LA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: ANTHR 4231ANTHR 7231ARKEO 4231ARKEO 7231

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20382 ARTH 4231   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 20383 ARTH 4231   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Henderson, J

      Rittershaus, A

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies