Jun 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ARTH 2100 - Impressionists and Pop Artists Modern Art 1863-1963 - Writing Intensive

Hours: 4
Prostitutes.  Night Clubs.  Movies.  Skyscrapers.  Chinese Restaurants.  Stray Cats. Private Gardens. Beer Gardens. These are just some of the subject matters for artists, architects, and photographers in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries that we’ll consider in this course. Course readings and discussions focus on the development of the Modern in relation to issues of gender, sexuality, community building, social reform, surveillance, domesticity, historic preservation, and so on. We will explore such topics in relation to a diversity of artists and media, including paintings by the French Impressionists and the American Ash Can School; photographs by both documentary and fine art photographers; architecture, both commercial and domestic; ceramics, notably within the Arts & Crafts movement; and design work including Art Nouveau posters and Bauhaus graphics.