ARTHIST 109

Shock of the Modern


Description

Will explore the production and reception of modern art in the context of rapid social, political and technological change during the period from c.1850 to 1970. Modern art is interpreted broadly to include painting, sculpture, design, architecture, performance, photography and film. Issues such as the emergence of the avant garde, primitivism and abstraction will be studied.

Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Recommended Reading

R. Brettell  Modern Art 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation (1999)

T. Eisenman   Nineteenth Century Art Thames and Hudson (any edition)

H. Foster et al, Art since 1900 Thames and Hudson (any edition)

R. Hughes The Shock of the New Thames and Hudson (any edition)

R Rosenblum and H Janson 19th Century Art  Abrams (any edition)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ARTHIST 109: 15 points

Restrictions

ARTHIST 104, 105, 141