2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 3600 Art Since 1945

This course explores the rapidly changing work of post-war art, emphasizing developments in the United States. After an introductory overview of the formative early modern period in Europe and American, in particular the rise of abstraction and the emergence of surrealism, the course examines such artistic movements as Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Earth Art, Realism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Video Art. In addition to the artistic movements themselves, the course also considers such issues as the place of art and the artist in contemporary society.