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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

ART 394 The Modernist Impulse: Art 1900-1950

Fall odd-numbered years

This course surveys the art of the first half of the 20th century, from early expressionist experiments such as Fauvism and German Expressionism, through Pollock and Post-World War II Abstract Expressionism. Emphasis is placed on analyzing formal qualities of art and understanding how politics, economics, societal change, and the visual arts interrelate. Topics discussed include the trend toward abstraction, Cubism, Bauhaus design, Dada and the introduction of conceptual art, Surrealism, and the emergence of the New York School of painting.

3 credit hours