NPF 553 Modern Movements in the Arts I

This course examines relationships among contemporaneous developments in as broad a range of visual art, music, film photography, literature and dance as time allows. The course is mounted as two segments, offered in successive years; students may elect either one or both segments. The first segment explores the theory and practice of various modernist art movements and consists of the study of selected artistic developments that took place in the first half of the twentieth century. The movements examined will include some of the following: cubism, futurism, suprematism, constructivism, surrealism, abstract expressionism and post-painterly abstraction. Lect: 3 hrs. Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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