History of Art 5621 - Post-Impressionism to Dada


This course surveys developments in European art—considered from a global perspective—from the 1880s to World War I, a period of far-reaching social change that saw the political order nearly crumble across much of the Western world. Over the span of the semester, we will track the activities of the avant-garde (and of its cultural opponents) in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, and other emergent theaters of artistic experimentation. Through analysis of key works and writings by individual artists in relation to the collective organizations and movements with which they were often associated (e.g. Neoimpressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada, etc.), students will gain at a nuanced understanding of the origins and contradictions of modern art and culture.

Professor Daniel Marcus

Class # UG:34670 | G:34671
WED & FRI 12:45 - 2:05