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Meet with Modern Art

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Spring 2010
Art 98/198
2 Unit(s)



About the Course:


The course (2units) will consist in a panorama of Modern Art, from the beginning of the 19th century to present. It will mainly focus on painting but will also include different types of art (sculpture, cinema, photography, music, literature, etc.)


Throughout the semester, we will orientate the debate on broader problematic such as the limits of Art, the notion of commitment in Art, the relation between the artist and its pieces of art, the subjectivity of beauty,  figurative art vs. abstract art, the notion of avant-garde etc. We will also try to link painting and sculpting with other arts (music, photography, cinema, theater). We will finally demonstrate how New York slowly became the new capital of Art at the expense of Paris.


There is absolutely no need to have any background in history of Art nor artistic skills, but only a desire to experience the diversity, beauty and richness of Modern Art !


By the end of the semester, you will acquire a good knowledge of history of Modern Art (its movements, main artists, key concepts and evolution) and will be able to analyze a work of art with a critical eye. 


How to Enroll:

Please send us an email if you are interested in the course, with your name and your major.

Otherwise, just come to class on Tuesday, from 5pm to 7pm !

Course Contact: marjolaine.grondin AT, florian.lamblin AT

Faculty Sponsor: Florian Lamblin and Marjolaine Grondin

Time & Location:

Marjolaine Grondin
25238 KroeberTBA2/02started

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