Feb 08, 2023  
2022-2023 University Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 University Bulletin
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ARTH 250 - Modern Art and the Making of our Aesthetic World

3 Credit Hours
This course presents a history of modern art in Europe and the United States, and global contemporary art, by surveying major movements and highlighting important moments of aesthetic development from the late 19th century to the present. The semester goal is to create a coherent context, through lectures and readings and the exploration of artists and themes, while recognizing the diverse character of the art of this period. We examine popular movements such as Impressionism, well-known periods such as Abstract Expressionism, and redefining types of art known as performance, body, and earthworks. In addition, we explore how the art of the past 150 years was often produced by men and women reacting to events or conditions occurring in their lifetimes, such as world wars or sexual liberation. The class emphasizes painting and sculpture but includes some discussion of photography, design, mixed media, popular culture, and other types of art and media produced during this era.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in fine arts.



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