Modernism is the common denominator for a complex and widely differing range of
movements and developments in the visual arts since 1870. The notions of modernism and avant-garde led (and perhaps still lead) to a broad range of ideas and theories on art. The course will offer a survey of the most important movements in modern art and treat them in chronological order. It broaches international developments by focusing in particular on works from major artists (e.g. Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, and Gerhard Richter). Art work and theoretical ideas, as well as social phenomena that can be considered important influences on the ideas and works of artists, will be taken into account.
Course outline  AH-ARTH302 - 2019.pdfCourse outline AH-ARTH302 - 2019.pdf