2013-2014

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Art History

ARTH 339W (TH) Post-War Art: 1945-1970 (1)

A detailed examination of the most important developments in art and aesthetics in Europe and the United States following World War II, with brief excursions to Asia and South America. Discussions highlight Abstract Expressionism, Neo-Dada, Pop, Minimalism, Fluxus, Arte Povera, COBRA and Conceptual Art, among other significant movements. Experiments in video, performance and happenings are also examined in relation to contextual issues such as, for instance, the Civil Rights movement, the International Student Movement, and the Vietnam War.

  • Prerequisite: Recommended 100- or 200-level art history course
  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment:  Writing-centered; Thinking Historically
  • Offering: Alternate years
  • Professor: Susik

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