Item 1 – Introduction to the chair and write about literature and art and architecture for art criticism. Unit 2 .- The Renaissance, an Italian phenomenon, Siglos XV ‘XVI. Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo Renaissance in Northern Europe: Germany, Flanders and Spain D rer, Van Eyck, Brueghel and Bosch Mannerism and Baroque Tema3 .- The maniera and Baroque Italy. The Baroque in Spain and the reform against Velasquez, Rubens and Rembrandt Baroque: Religious Architecture, Military and fortifications. Vasquez and Ceballos, first painters in America. Unit 4 .- Eighteenth Century ‘Rococo and Neo-Classical Rococo in France: Versailles and the Sun King, neoclassical art. Unit 5 .- Nineteenth Century – Romanticism, Realism and Impressionism Barbizon School and the break with the modernist tradition: the new art Impressionism and the importance of light: Manet, Monet, Renoir and Degas. The post-Impressionism: Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne. Item 6 .- Arte del Siglo XX ‘The Vanguards Figurative Expressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, naive (Naif), Surrealism, Socialist Realism. The expression is not figurative (abstraction): geometric abstract art – Suprematism, Constructivism, Abstract Expressionism, informality. Unit 7 .- Modernity in Latin America New Figuration, Early Latin American art Indigenismo. The Mexican Mural Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, Jose Clemente Orozco’s Indigenous Movement: Kigman and Guayasamin (EC), Luis Alberto Acuna and Bachu (CO). Modernity in Colombia: Painters: Obreg n, Grau, and Botero. Sculptors: Ramirez Villamizar and Edgar Negret Feliza Bursztyn Brazil and the Movement antropofagico: Tarsila do Amaral, Glauber Rocha constructivist South School: Joaquin Torres Garcia (UR) and the Madison Group (AR) Item 8 .- The second half of the Century XX Conceptual art: new frontiers for art, dematerialization of art, Pop Art, Op Art, Minimal Art. Item 9 .- The new forms and new artistic practices and body art – The performance and plastic action, Body art and body transformations happening and events. Art and space installations, interventions and environments, public art, Land art, environmental art Art and new technologies: The Video Art, Net Art and Digital Art.