A comprehensive, multi-perspective portrait of the numerous and extremely varied artistic movements developed in Europe between the end of the 1800s and the beginning of the 2000s. Seen from a due distance, the trends and issues flourished before, during and soon after the end of the 20th century compose the eclectic panorama of what is known as Modern and Contemporary Art and define the urgencies that, decade after decade, have inspired the birth of new cultural concepts and formal inventions to answer the social, intellectual and sensorial needs of the “short century” society. From revolutionary avant-gardes to the crossing of the contemporary frontiers of science and technology, the course will accompany the students in the comprehension and classification of the main artistic movements of the time and their respective protagonists.
Registration restriction: You may not register for both this course and HOA 203 or HOA 320.
Course fee: covers day trip to Pecci; Florence site visits (2023-24 fee = $100).
Department: History of Art
Semesters: Fall, Spring