ARTH286 - Art of the European Avant-Gardes 1900-1940

Early twentieth-century art in Europe is marked by a number of exciting transformations. This period witnessed the rise of abstraction in painting and sculpture, as well as the inventions of collage, photomontage, constructed sculpture, the ready made and found object, and performance art. Encounters with the arts of Africa, Oceania and other traditions unfamiliar in the West spurred innovations in media, technique, and subject matter. Artists began to respond to the challenge of photography, to organize themselves into movements, and in some cases, to challenge the norms of art through "anti-art." A new gallery system replaced traditional forms of exhibiting and selling art, and artists took on new roles as publicists, manifesto writers, and exhibition organizers. This course examines these developments, with attention to formal innovations as well as cultural and political contexts.
Section 401 - LEC
The art of the early twentieth century is marked by a number of exciting, and sometimes bewildering, transformations. This period witnessed the rise of abstraction in painting and sculpture, as well as the inventions of collage, montage, constructed sculpture, performance art, and new photography-based practices. Encounters with the arts of Africa, Oceania and other traditions unfamiliar in the West spurred innovations in media, technique, and subject matter. Artists also began to respond to the challenge photography, to organize themselves into movements, and in some cases, to challenge the norms of art through "anti-art." A new gallery system replaced traditional forms of exhibition organizers. This course will examine these developments, with attention to formal innovations as well as cultural and political contexts. The emphasis will be on major movements and artists in Europe.
MWF 1200PM-0100PM
POGGI, CHRISTINE
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB A5
  • ARTH686401
Section 402 - REC
R 1100AM-1200PM
ANTONUCCI, MARICA F
JAFFE BUILDING 104
    Section 403 - REC
    F 0100PM-0200PM
    FIRUNTS, MASHINKA
    JAFFE BUILDING 104
      Section 404 - REC
      CANCELED
        Section 789 - REC
        POGGI, CHRISTINE