Art and its Functions throughout History


This course explores the multifaceted functions of art throughout history, including its role in expressing emotions, spiritual practices, political propaganda, cultural preservation, social critique, education, architectural symbolism, and technological innovation.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the diverse functions of art throughout history and develop critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret the societal impact of artistic expressions.

Course program

Art as Expression: Language, Emotion, and Identity
Art in Ritual and Spiritual Practice
Art as a Political Force: Propaganda, Subversion, and Public Opinion
Art, Patronage, and Cultural Heritage
Art and Social Commentary
Art as a Catalyst for Cultural Exchange and Education
Art in Architectural Symbolism and Urban Design
Art and Technology: Innovations and Intersections
Art and Historical Events: Memory, Identity, and Reconciliation