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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Art History

ARTH 246 (TH) Modern Art [Europe and America]: 1890-1945 (1)

Focuses on the development of avant-garde art and culture in Europe and America from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the end of the first World War. Investigates the rise of Post-Impressionism and subsequent movements such as Symbolism, Fauvism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, and Surrealism, among others. Also considers aesthetic shifts during the 1930s related to Fascist politics and the increased commercialization of art in mass media. Primary texts by artists and critics, selections from relevant theory and current art historical scholarship contribute to class discourse.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Professor: Susik