ARTS 389 - ORGNS OF MODRNSM: 1886-1914
Long Title: THE ORIGINS OF MODERNISM: 1886-1914
Department: Visual and Dramatic Arts
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Description: This course traces the development of early Modernism through the Neo- and Post-Impressionist movements represented by such seminal artists as Van Gough, Gauguin, Seurat, and Cezanne. The other great, even greater, movement of the same period, Symbolism, will also be carefully examined as well as the works of such artists as Moreau, Redon, Munch, Hodler, and Ensor. The beginning of the twentieth century sees the acceleration of radical movements such as Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Orphism, and Futurism, represented by Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Rousseau, and Boccioni. The course will end with the first generation of Abstract artists: Kupka, Kandinsky, Malevich, and Modrian on the eve of the First World War.