Art History: Abstraction in the 20th Century Contemporary Art I
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ART HISTORY, THEORY

Art History: Abstraction in the 20th Century (AHIS224-36)

This course focuses on the early development of abstraction starting from Turner, Monet and Matisse in the 19th century to Malevich and Mondrian in the early 20th century. Mid-century abstraction develops into abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, colour field, pattern and decoration, minimalism and conceptualism. Ambiguous abstraction, a term developed in the late-20th century will also be discussed as well as a global perspective of how abstraction has been used throughout the world. This course will give you a deep understanding into the history of abstraction and its role in how we think about art today. Course includes lectures, discussion as well as hands-on art projects. Suitable for beginners. Required Textbook: Anna Moszynska, Abstract Art: Second Edition, Thames and Hudson; Illustrated edition (April 14 2020).
Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 20 - Dec 13 Online
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $475.00 (36 hrs)
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Contemporary Art I (SEMR207-36)

This two-part course follows the trajectory of contemporary art from mid-20th century to the present. The course begins with an overview of contemporary art and selected artists and then moves to the aftermath of Modernism, and late-twentieth century trends in painting, photography, sculpture and installation. Social, political and other artistic genres (such as literature, music and film) are taken into consideration when discussing the art. Course includes lectures, discussion as well as hands-on art projects. To obtain a good grasp of the subject matter, it is important to have the textbook. Suitable for beginners. Required Textbook: Tony Godfrey, The Story of Contemporary Art, The MIT Press(Nov 10 2020). This text is used for Contemporary Art I and II.
Thursdays 2pm - 5pm, Sep 22 - Dec 15 In-person
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $475.00 (36 hrs)
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