AU: 4.0
Programme: ADM

This course examines the many developments in art, which took place under the banner of Modernism in Europe and the Americas in the first half of the twentieth century. Broadly chronological in approach, a number of historical movements (including, but not limited to, Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism) will be explored alongside the work of individual artists. The influence of modernist thought and aesthetics upon different areas of artistic production (ranging from painting to film to architecture) will also be highlighted. The aim of the course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the history of modern art until 1945, and to encourage an increasing sophistication in their approach to visual analysis and critical writing. Students are reminded that ADM rules on attendance and plagiarism are in operation within all ADM courses as laid out in the ADM Student handbook