Jun 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

ARTH 5110 Graduate Seminar in Modern and Contemporary Art


This graduate seminar–Part II–in modern and contemporary art focuses on World War II and its traumatic aftermath. There is a rigorous examination of the French surrealist influence on American Abstract Expressionism in New York. The role of the political from the Great Depression forward is scrutinized, as well as the Mexican muralists and their influence. Movements in art since 1960 are also investigated: Pop, Minimalism, Neo-expressionism, Graffiti, Trans-avant-garde, etc. The impact of contemporary feminism and ecological movements is considered. The major goal of the class is to map out honestly the contradictory and bewildering maze of contemporary art movements with attention to the theme of pluralism. Prerequisite(s): ARTH 5100 
Credits: 3.0