What is the course about?
This visit-based course looks at some iconic examples of C20th art, architecture, and design to trace a chronological history of modern art. Can be studied alone or as a sequel to The History of Art in a 100 Paintings.
What previous students liked most about this course: .
“The breadth of knowledge about modern art demonstrated by the tutor, James! It’s calm and consistent delivery and slightly detached critique of the modern art scene.”
“I enjoyed seeing art in galleries rather than a classroom.”
“I really began to appreciate contemporary art and to put art works in context.”
What will we cover?
• The history of Modern Art from 1900 to the 1970s
• Styles such as Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Pop Art and so on in paintings, sculptures, installations and so on through fifty key works
• The relationship between art and theory (colour theory, manifestos).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Have a good understanding of the chronology of Modern Art from 1900 to the 1970s
• Recognise 50 key works in the history of Modern Art and be able to analyse them
• Have a good grasp of debates around art theory and practice. font color=#3399cc>
What previous students have achieved on this course:
“My knowledge has increased and I have had a really great learning experience.”
“An overview of the subject which I would now like to learn about in more detail.”
“Tools for looking at contemporary art. Greater understanding of how to look at/ interpret modern art works.”
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught with discussions, and guided tasks.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You may wish to bring a notebook.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details