History of Modern Art: Making it New
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

Explores styles, schools and movements of Euro-Western art during a dynamic period of innovation from 1860 to 1970. Topics include: art for art's sake and the middle class; utopian architecture and design in the aftermath of two world wars; the avant-garde and social reform; and Pop Art and mass culture. 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.