How does a work of art become an integral part of art history? This 8-week intensive course offers an introduction to the histories of Modern and contemporary art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history.
Focusing on critical figures including Manet, Picasso, Duchamp, and Koons, as well as important styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, this course moves from charting the rise of Impressionism in modern 19th century Paris to examining the impact of globalization on art practice in the 21st century. Illuminating the fundamentals of art historical practice and scholarly research, each week’s online discussions and activities lead you through the relevant themes of a particular period while also introducing skills such as formal analysis, bibliographic research, argumentation, and application of theory.
If you have taken Impressionism to Conceptualism or Introduction to Contemporary Art with Morgan Falconer, please contact email@example.com for academic advice before registering for this class.
What you will learn:
- The key terminology used in art historical practice and scholarly research.
- The facility to recognize and describe styles and periods in modern Western art history, from the 1860s to the present day.
- The oral and written skills to more effectively and confidently communicate about art and artists.
- The ability to analyze, synthesize and develop an argument on artworks and artists.
- The tools needed to evaluate evidence from a range of scholarly sources relating to art.