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CS92PROD
Introduction to European Avant-Garde, 1880--1940
ARHA 241
Fall 2018 not offered
Crosslisting: FIST 241, GRST 241, COL 230

This course will introduce students to the major avant-garde art movements from the first half of the 20th century as they took root in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, and Russia. Our focus will be on painting, but we will also look at attempts to go beyond painting in an attempt to gain greater immediacy or social relevance for art. Topics that will receive special emphasis include the relationship between abstraction and figuration, the impact of primitivism and contact with non-Western arts, modernism's relationship to mass culture, war and revolution, gender and representation, art and dictatorship, and the utopian impulse to have the arts redesign society as a whole.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARHA-MN)(ARHA)(ARHA-Asian/Isla)(ARHA-Eur/Am/Afr)(ARST)(COL)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(RMST)

Last Updated on OCT-18-2018
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