ARTH 2600

ARTH 2600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course offers a broad introduction to some of the artistic practices that have come to be known as "modern" in Europe and the United States. Beginning with the upheavals of the French Revolution and carrying through to the turmoil of two world wars, we will survey the role of both fine art and visual culture in a period of great political, social, and technological change. The very definition of art was revolutionized in this moment, as an emphasis on materials and experiments with new media like photography and cinema took precedence over the production of highly-skilled masterpieces. Particular attention will be given to exchanges between western representation and that of other cultures. Topics covered include revolutionary propaganda; romantic unreason; caricature and political critique; the changing pace of the modern city; architecture in the machine age; the place of women in modernity; and the impact of new technology on spectatorship. Students should leave the course with increased familiarity with key art movements in the modern era and the skills to analyze and appreciate art and visual culture from any period. 

When Offered Fall, Summer (offered on demand).

Distribution Category (CA-AS, ALC-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7428ARTH 2600  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7429ARTH 2600  DIS 201

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7430ARTH 2600  DIS 202

    • RTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7431ARTH 2600  DIS 203

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

  •  7432ARTH 2600  DIS 204

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Presutti, K

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person