2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

IAHIS 2300 Modernism

This course explores key movements and figures in art from c.1890 up to the outbreak of World War II, a time often known as the Modern Period. Emphasis is on European painting and sculpture. We study artists such as Picasso, Matisse, Duchamp, Arp, Mondrian and Brancusi, who questioned long-standing assumptions about the appearance and purpose of art, and strove to forge radically new artistic languages to express their individual experiences of the rapidly changing modern world.