ARTH 362: Twentieth-Century European Art

ARTH 362-001: Twentieth Century European Art
(Spring 2020)

12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW

Art & Design Building 2026

Section Information for Spring 2020

This course will examine major movements in twentieth-century European art including fauvism, German expressionism, cubism, futurism, constructivism, dada, surrealism, and post war developments. Paintings and sculpture will be examined in their historical context, relating stylistic and ideological change to social and political events. Although we will focus on trends that emerged in Europe, the arrival of numerous foreign artists in cities such as Paris, Rome, and Berlin in the twentieth century compelled both European and non-European artists to expand their world vision. A discussion of foreign artists’ contributions to European artistic developments as well as local artists’ reactions to their presence will thus be an important component of this course.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of major movements (fauvism, cubism, futurism, constructivism, surrealism, and expressionism) and important artists in 20th-century painting and sculpture. Focus may vary. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Arts
Schedule Type: Lecture

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