Modern Art: Avant-Garde to Contemporary
This course is an introduction to modern art. It will give you an understanding of art produced in the period of rapid modernization and political upheaval since 1900. It examines both the different forms taken by modern art and how it was responding to and commenting on broader social and political change. Our principal objectives are to explore:
Estimated Cost of Materials: $0-50.
HISTART category for concentration distribution categories: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the US.
Textbooks/Other Materials: No set textbook.
Art of the Avant-Gardes, edited by Steve Edwards and Paul Wood
Varieties of Modernism, edited by Pal Wood
Themes in Contemporary Art, edited by Gill Perry and Paul Wood
Attendance and participation in section, completion of ungraded assignments 20%
Mid-term test 20%
Final exam 30%
Intended Audience: Lower level undergraduates
Class Format: Two one and a half hour lectures and a one hour discussion section