ARTH 56100 Twentieth-Century Art/Modern

This course is a study of the developments in Europe and America from the late nineteenth century through the Second World War. The art of this period is characterized by extraordinary experimentation and innovation in styles, materials, techniques, and modes of dissemination. In addition to painting and sculpture, the 20th century witnessed the rise in popularity of photography, collage, montage, installations, earth art, performance, and conceptual art. Students will investigate the cultural and intellectual factors that both reflect and helped shape it with styles such as Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, and Surrealism. This class may require the use of a virtual reality headset identified by the instructor.