A history of the relationship between the arts and sciences, XVIth-XXth century
July, 23th 2023
Master's level course but no prerequisites
Humanities and social sciences
A history of art through the prism of scientiﬁc discoveries, highlighting the dialogue between artists and scientiﬁcists and their impact on collective imaginations.
Designed by Thomas Schlesser, the course traces the ceaseless dialogue between the arts and sciences, from the 16th to the 20th century : students will both expand their knowledge and understand the methodology specific to Art History. Although it’s a Master's level course, it is nevertheless accessible to any curious and motivated person, as each course provides appropriate prerequisites and references to understand the context.
5 episodes of 20-30 minutes each, illustrated with original iconographic and bibliographic references.
The mooc is produced by the Chaire Arts & Sciences of École polytechnique, École des Arts Décoratifs-PSL et the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso, in collaboration with the Teaching & Learning Centre of the Ecole Polytechnique, in partnership with the Hartung-Bergman Foundation and with the support of the Institut Français.