ART 242 Modern Art II

Spring, Fall

A survey of European art from 1880 to 1960. Themes examined include primitivism, the tension between modern art and mass culture, the attempt to combine radical politics with formal innovation, and the development of non-objective styles of painting. Movements discussed include symbolism, fauvism, cubism, futurism, dada, surrealism, and abstract expressionism. (Course offered every third semester; next scheduled for Fall 2022.)

Prerequisites: Survey of Western Art recommended, but not required.

Degree Requirements

Modern Art Elective