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ART 242: Modern Art II

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F5

A survey of European art from 1880 to 1960. Themes examined include primitivism, the tension between modern art and mass culture, the attempt to combine radical politics with formal innovation, and the development of non-objective styles of painting. Movements discussed include symbolism, fauvism, cubism, futurism, dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. (Course offered in alternate years; next scheduled for Spring 2017.)

Prerequisites: History of Western Art, or permission of the instructor