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VISC 2B07
History of Modern Art
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
 
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credits at the 100 level including the first year writing course or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

This lecture course surveys major artistic movements and artists from the 1860s to the 1970s. We begin by examining the roots of Modernism and proceed to a consideration of movements such as Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism and Constructivism. We then examine Duchamp and the Armory Show of 1913 to illustrate the influence of the early-20th-century European avant-garde on North American art and aesthetics, particularly Abstract Expressionism. We conclude with a discussion of mid-20th-century art movements, including British and American Pop, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Performance, Land-based Art and Post-Minimalism.

Notes: Priority Registration for CRCP majors and for Material Art and Design students.

This course might be composed of a large weekly lecture and a tutorial. When you register for the lecture, a message will remind you to register for one of the corresponding tutorials as well.

 
Course was last updated June 19, 2007 - 3:50 PM