This History of 20th Century Art course is a study and evaluation of the development of Modern Art and Artists. We will trace and uncover the evolution of influences, themes, traditions and contradictions within historical, social, political, technological and religious contexts. Class lectures will include image presentations, movie/film screenings, visiting artists, active discussion, writing exercises, museum and gallery visits. Topics to be covered will include Multimedia, Video Art, Photography, Junk Sculpture, Happenings, Architecture, Installation, Assemblage and Environments, Social Realism, Pop Art, Op Art, Urban Art, Regionalism, Surrealism, Dada, the Bauhaus, de Stijl, Constructivism, Expressionism, Futurism, Fauvism, Cubism, and more as time allows.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL-050, ENGL-075