Art 1

History of Modern Art

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This course will explore the history of contemporary art from the period just after WWII to the present day.  We will trace the modern confrontation with tradition and examine the possible collapse of this challenge that art historians now identify as postmodernism.  Visual language and art terminology will be used to examine artworks from a wide assortment of historic, social, political and personal contexts.  Students will develop an engaged yet critical appreciation for modern and postmodern art that is fine-tuned through a number of writing assignments and activities.

 

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