Art Since 1945
ARTH 285 - Art Since 19453 hours This course will present a history of contemporary art in Europe and the United States by surveying major movements and highlighting important moments of aesthetic development from the mid 20th century to the present. The semester goal is to create a coherent context within which to introduce artists and themes, while recognizing the diverse character of the art of this period. We will examine well-known periods such as Abstract Expressionism, idea-based art such as Conceptual, and technology driven New Media art. The class considers traditional modes of art making such as painting, sculpture, and photography, but explores how artists have redefined those forms as well as challenged and combined them, creating new categories of art such as body and performance art, mixed media, and installations. (This class was formerly part of ARTH 250 Modernist and Contemporary Art.)This course will satisfy the fine arts core area requirement.