ARTH-140 Modern Art
This course will explore the notion of "modern" by tracing the development of visual art in Europe and America from the innovations of Henri Matisse to the present. Following a brief mention of the nineteenth-century roots of modernism, the course will concentrate on the twentieth century, Fauvism, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, and a variety of twentieth-first-century trends. Relevant films and looking assignments at such institutions as the National Gallery of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Phillips Collection and the Smithsonian Museum of American Art will complement lectures in class.
Students should not take American Art: Twentieth Century if they choose this course, as there will inevitably be significant overlap.
SATISFIES HUMANITIES & WRITING II
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