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|VIS 4104A - Contemporary Art and Theory|
Examination of the major trends and theories in the visual
arts from the mid-forties to the present, with particular
emphasis on the art of America and the various movements
that occurred in the second half of the twentieth century:
abstract expressionism, pop art, earth art, minimalism,
conceptual, performance, site installation, and the
diversities of post-modernism. Post-modern perspectives
that will be discussed include feminism, Marxism,
psychobiography, semiotics, and structuralism. These
ideas will be compared to modernist orientations.
Museum, gallery, and studio visits, as well as class
participation in activities at the Anthony Giordano Gallery,
are all essential and required components of the curriculum.
Prerequisites: VIS 1001C and VIS 1002C. Strongly
recommended as part of a junior-standing course load.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Lecture
Division of Arts & Humanities Division
Visual Arts Department
Undergraduate level VIS 1001C Minimum Grade of D- and Undergraduate level VIS 1002C Minimum Grade of D-
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