Wilfrid Laurier University Graduate Calendar - 2019/2020
Canadian Excellence

HI290
History of Modern Art: Making it New
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Explores the styles, schools and movements of Western art during a dynamic period of innovation in art and social mores, from the 1860s to the 1960s. Among topics discussed are: the utopian architecture and designs which were created in reaction to the devastation of the two world wars; the social critiques which fascism triggered; and the Pop Art, consumerism and the dissent of the 1960s. Artistic activity is examined in relation to changing ideas, technologies and world history to consider why modern art is so different from what came before.