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Contemporary Art History

ART 255W

Contemporary Art History

ART 255W

Course Description

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.

Objectives:

  • Classify specific contemporary artists and artworks into relevant stylitic trends or movements

Use relevant art historical vocabulary in discussion of contemporary art.

Objectives:

  • 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

Objectives:

  • Employ formalist, iconographic, Marxist, feminist, biographical, semiological, deconstructive, and psychoanalytic methodologies in written analysis of contemporary artworks