Undergraduate Course: Modernism and After: Art in America and Western Europe, 1945 - The Present Day (HIAR10057)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This module examines the break-down of Modernism and what came after it in the visual arts, through in-depth study of some of the major artists and artistic movements in the latter half of the twentieth century and in the present day. Beginning with a class on American painting in the 1940s and ?50s (including Barnett Newman and Mark Rothko), we move on to examine the developments which followed through the 1960s, including Minimalism, so-called ?Post-Minimalism= and the work of Eva Hesse, Pop art, Performance, Conceptual art, and film and video art. In the last part of the course we examine key developments in contemporary art, including the work of notable contemporary British women artists such as Rachel Whiteread, Mona Hatoum, Tacita Dean, and Jane and Louise Wilson.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History of Art courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
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| Students will acquire knowledge and develop understanding of:
! the work of major artists and artistic movements in the twentieth century and the present day;
! key theoretical accounts of modernism in this period and the aporias of these;
! key claims which have been made for art and its relation to society in the twentieth century;
! methodological and theoretical trends in recent and contemporary art history;
! significant features of contemporary artistic practice.
Through their work on the course students will develop abilities to:
! look closely at works of art;
! read critically and with understanding;
! write well and clearly;
! analyse ideas and arguments;
! debate with their peers;
! prepare and organize their work effectively to deadlines.
|Course organiser||Dr Tamara Trodd
Tel: (0131 6)51 3120
|Course secretary||Mrs Sue Cavanagh
Tel: (0131 6)51 1460