This 8-week intensive course aims to provide a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history. It will provide an introduction both to the history of modern and contemporary art and to the fundamentals of art historical practice and scholarly research. Over eight weeks the course moves from examining the rise of Impressionism in modern 19th century Paris, to looking at the impact of globalization on art practice in the 21st century. You will become acquainted with key figures such as Manet, Picasso, Duchamp and Koons, as well as important styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop and Minimal Art. Each week, online discussions and activities will lead you through the relevant themes and problems of a particularly period while also introducing skills such as formal analysis, bibliographic research, argumentation and application of theory.
If you have taken Impressionism to Conceptualism or Introduction to Contemporary Art with Morgan Falconer please contact email@example.com for academic advice before registering for this class.
By the end of this course:
- You will understand and use key terminology used in art history.
- You will describe and analyse works of art from a range of periods and styles.
- You will recognise and describe styles and periods in modern western art history, from the 1860s to the present day.
- You will analyse, synthesise and develop an argument on art works and artists.
- You will critically evaluate evidence from a range of scholarly sources relating to art works.
- You will carry out research into art works and artists.
- You will write and communicate in a range of ways about art and artists.