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    Macalester College
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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 263 - Modern Art

This course explores major developments in European and American art from the 1900s to the 1980s, including Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism, Dad, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, and postmodern art trends. It will examine the key figures and works of Modernist period and the critique of Modernism formulated by its contemporaries and the postmodern discourse. Throughout the semester we will trace the unfolding of different avant-garde practices, both in the early decades of the twentieth century and in the post-World War II period, and analyze them in the context ofpolitics and historical catastrophes of World War I and World War II, and with regard to ever increasing powers of capitalism and mass culture. Theoretical models used by critics and art historians to study artistic production of the twentieth century art will be incorporated in the course. Fall semester every other year. 4 credits Prerequisite(s): 100-level Art History course or permission of instructor. (4 Credits)