Modernism in Art

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Modernism in Art

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides an overview of the key concepts and movements that comprise twentieth-century modernism in the period 1900-1945. Beginning with cubism, the unit provides an understanding of terms, such as avant-garde, modernism and modernity. It explains how modernism focuses upon the issue of representation and how this approach led to inter-disciplinary work, which engaged with film, photography, design, architecture and installation as well as the traditional visual arts.

    Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this unit you should be able to:
    1. Explain the social, cultural and philosophical attitudes and influences that inform modernism and the development of modern art.
    2. Summarise the history of modern and avant-garde artwork, processes and theories.
    3. Apply written and visual analytic skills

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