Art Analysis : Theory and Criticsm (VA 530)

2022 Fall
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Vis. Arts&Vis.l Comm Des.(VA)
Ahu Antmen Akiska,
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Doctoral, Master
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The aim of the course is to introduce theories of aesthetics from its early formulations to the present day. The students will be informed about post-1945 art theories and critical movements such as structuralism, post- structuralism and feminist art. The connection and interdependency between art and theory in the same period will be discussed. Students will be encouraged to produce written pieces which critically evaluate artworks.


  • Understand different theoretical approaches in the analysis of artworks in the 20th century
  • Desribe and compare works of art in terms of form and content
  • Differentiate between different methods of art theory and criticism ranging from iconography to semiotics, feminism and postcolonialism
  • Analyse works of art using different theoretical approaches