How does a work of art become an integral part of art history? Art History: 1860 to Today offers an introduction to the histories of Western modern and contemporary art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history.
Focusing on critical figures including Manet, Cassat, Picasso, Duchamp, and Koons, as well as essential styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, this course moves from charting the rise of Impressionism in nineteenth-century Paris to examining the impact of globalization on art practice in the twenty-first century. Each week’s online discussions and activities lead students through the relevant themes of a particular period, so students can develop their visual analysis skillset and practice writing and discussing art with specific and essential terminology.
This Premier Online Course features weekly recorded lectures and faculty-guided discussion boards to maximize flexibility and deliver an engaging and interactive digital experience.
Students will learn:
- To identify and define essential terminology used in art historical practice and scholarly research.
- To recognize and describe styles and periods in Western art history from the 1860’s to the present day.
- To define and implement vocabulary to communicate confidently and effectively about art and artists.
- To synthesize compelling analytical arguments around artworks and artists.
- To evaluate evidence from a range of scholarly sources relating to art.