pt. 1. Approaches to European art; Carolingian and Ottonian art; Romanezque sculpture and architecture; Gothic art in France; Gothic art in Germany and Italy; Giotto and the Arena Chapel; Duccio and the Maesta; Sienese art in the 14th century; The black death and international style; Early Renaissance sculpture in Florence; Early Renaissance architecture in Florence.
pt. 2. Masaccio and early Renaissance painting; Jan van Eyck and Northern Renaissance art; Northern Renaissance altarpieces; Piero della Francesca in Arezzo; Sandro Botticeli; Andrea Mantegna and Giovanni Bellini; High Renaissance-Painting in Venice, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo;Albrecht Duter and German Renaissance art; Riemenschneider and Grunewald.
pt.3. Netherlandish art in the 16th century, Pieter Bruegal the Elder; Mannerism and the late work of Michelangelo; Annibale Carracci and the reform of art; Caravaggio; Italian baroque painting in Rome; Gian Lorenzo Bernini; Peter Paul Rubens; Dutch painting in the 17th century; Rembrandt; Poussin and Claude-the allure of Rome; Baroque painting in Spain.
pt. 4. Louis XIV and Versailles; French art in the 18th century; Neoclaasicism and the birth of Romanticism; Romanticism in the 19th century; Realism-from Daumier to Courbet; Manet and Monet-the birth of impressionism; Monet and Degas; Renoir, Pissarro and Cezanne; Beyond impressionism-from Seurat to Matisse; Cubism and early modern painting; Modern sculpture-Rodin and Brancusi; Art between two wars-Kandinsky to Picasso.