Not available in 2013
Previously offered in 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The focus of AART1210 Art Theory: Modernism is the development of modernism in art and the way it reflected the continually changing conditions of modernity. This course will introduce a basic understanding of some concepts students will come up against in dealing with contemporary art, such as Modernism, the sublime, the unconscious, aesthetics, theory and practice.
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
(1) demonstrate an understanding of the development of canonical western modernism in art history from 1800 to 1950, in
particular relation to the development of modernity.
(2) demonstrate developed skills in the analysis of visual art and culture, which can be expressed verbally and in writing.
(3) demonstrate developed skills in researching, analysing and writing about the visual arts
The changing role of the artist in western culture
Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Impressionism and European urbanisation
Pioneers of modern sculpture
Cubism and the foundations of abstract art
Primitivism and Outsider Art
Symbolism and Expressionism
Photography and its histories
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term