History of Art IV: End of Modernism to Contemporary Art

Course NameHistory of Art IV: End of Modernism to Contemporary Art
Course CodeART375 / ART575
DescriptionThe History of Art IV course will present the tendencies and developments in modern and contemporary art from a wider perspective. The course begins with lectures on the state of contemporary art world. Afterwards, the particular artists or movements will be placed within broader contexts and issues ranging from modes of perceiving art, aesthetics and the question of beauty, Freudian psychology and its impact on art or other psychological, sociological, philosophical and political contexts. The outcome of this course therefore is not only to present the chronological history of 20th century art, but to address major topics, which this art dealt with and which transcend single works of art or artistic movements.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Identify major artists and artistic movements from the beginnings of 20th century up to nowadays;
– Understand broader issues and contexts, which influenced the state of modern and contemporary art;
– Discuss and analyze works of art and the contexts within which they emerged.
SchoolSchool of Journalism, Media, and Visual Arts
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS