Apr 10, 2021
AT 106 - Art in the Modern World
Looks at Nineteenth-Century Romanticism and the surfacing of Realism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism, which paved the way for the major art movements of the twentieth century: Expressionism, Art Nouveau, Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Art, Op and Pop Art, and the New Realism of the mid-twentieth century.
Prerequisites & Notes
- Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term
- Interactivity: Discussion Forums
- Final Assessment: Final Research Paper
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Recognize the origins of modern and contemporary art.
- Explore the role of the artist and critic in a particular society and culture.
- Identify painting, sculpture, architecture, and photography of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
- Recognize the influences of social conditions on modern art and analyze works of art from their historical and cultural perspective.
- Critique a work of art using the four-steps of the Critical Process (Describe, Analyze, Interpret, Judge).
- Incorporate your own Intuitive response with Aesthetic theories to express sophisticated ideas and pose insightful questions about contexts, processes, and criteria when evaluating art.
- Evaluate and critique original works of art in a museum or gallery setting.
- Interpret and evaluate the impact of visual arts in contemporary society and culture.
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