How does a work of art become an integral part of art history? Art History Intensive: 1860 to Today offers an introduction to the histories of Western modern and contemporary art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history.
Focusing on critical figures including Manet, Cassat, Picasso, Duchamp, and Koons, as well as essential styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, this course moves from charting the rise of Impressionism in nineteenth-century Paris to examining the impact of globalization on art practice in the twenty-first century. Each week’s online discussions and activities lead you through the relevant themes of a particular period, so you can develop your visual analysis skillset and practice writing and discussing art with specific and essential terminology.
You will learn:
- To identify and define essential terminology used in art historical practice and scholarly research, and evaluate evidence from a range of sources relating to art
- To recognize and describe styles and periods in Western art history from the 1860’s to the present day.
- To communicate confidently and effectively about artwork and artists, using key vocabulary terms to synthesize compelling analytical arguments around topics in art.