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Post-War European Art (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This seminar will look at some of the most creative moments in European art since 1945. The class will address a number of artistic propositions emerging from several groups (e.g. Arte Povera, Supports/Surfaces, Fluxus) as well as works by a range of artists (e.g. Yves Klein, Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys, Magdalena Abakanowicz). Particular emphasis will be placed on the re-figuration of the “body” in various forms of artistic practice and on a re-contextualization of earlier (both modern and pre-modern) works of art.

Specific examples of artistic practices and discussions of critical texts will enable students to understand the different, often overlapping, contexts (social, historical, and philosophical) of postmodern and contemporary artistic production in post-war Europe.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 4B08 or VISC 4B08 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Revised title and description 2010-11

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:33 AM