ARTT 279 - American Art Since 1945
A study of 20th century American art, with focus on the phenomenon of New York’s rise as a world art center after 1945. Emphasis is on painters and sculptors most significant in the development of the first truly American art styles, covering major movements such as abstract expressionism, pop art, minimalism, and photo realism on to the multiplicity of styles, forms, and media current since the 1980s. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly AR 220.
3 semester hours
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Recognize and identify the work of major American artists since 1945.
- Discuss and distinguish specific characteristics and aims of these artists in both oral and written expression.
- Demonstrate a familiarity with the specific styles and overall developments characteristic of the period.
- Analyze the formal aspects of the art.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the most important theoretical premises of this art period within the historical context in which it was created.
- Develop an understanding of how contemporary artists continue to relate to this history and its significance with regard to his or her own work.
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