ARTH3456 Twentieth Century Art
Credit Hours: 3 semester hours
Prerequisites: ENGL1105 Discourse and Composition or ARTH2211 Art History Survey 1 and ARTH2212 Art History Survey 2
This course will examine the major movements and works of art from Fauvism to Postmodern Art. As it was a time of rapid change and innovation, of special interest is the role art played as it influenced contemporary aesthetics, advertising, television, and film production.
Goals and Objectives
The goals of this course are as follows:
To acquaint student with a variety of ways scholars have approached the art of this period while providing an opportunity to read, think, and write critically about Modern Art practices.
To learn to identify and discuss the key concepts and historical events that influenced artists, art movements and the artworks they produced.
To encourage critical writing skills pertaining to art and art history.
Students will be exposed to Modern Art and its key conceptual tenets so as to enrich their own work.
Students who complete this course will be able to
Identify works of art by major artists of the 20th century.
Discuss how those works of art relate to art movements, major historical events and key concepts that influenced the artists
Make connections between the artworks explored in this course and their areas of interest.
Book: History of Modern Art, Revised 7th Edition. H. H. Arnason & Elizabeth C. Mansfield, Pearson, 2013