Contemporary Art HistoryART 255W
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3; or any ENG Composition I course with a grade of "C" or higher; or ART 152W with a grade of "C" or higher. Examines Contemporary Art using contemporary theoretical methods. Engages in readings, discussions, and written analysis of globally recognized artists, artworks, and stylistic trends. (45-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Identify art historically relevant styles and artworks from contemporary global culture.
- Classify specific contemporary artists and artworks into relevant stylitic trends or movements
Use relevant art historical vocabulary in discussion of contemporary art.
- Describe contemporary artworks
- Analyze contemporary artworks employing contemporary theoretical analytic methods such as: formalism, iconography, Marxism, feminism, biography, semiology, deconstuction, and psychoanalysis
Construct various effective written analysis of contemporary images
- Employ formalist, iconographic, Marxist, feminist, biographical, semiological, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic methodologies in written analysis of contemporary artworks