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Canadian Art: The Modern Era
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 3.0 credits of first-year studio and 1.0 credit of first-year liberal studies, including the first year writing course with a minimum passing grade of 60%, and an overall average of 60%.
This course looks through a post-colonial lens at a formative period (c.1920 to 1960s) that saw the advent of competing strands of modernism in Canada. The Group of Seven offered their stylized yet conservative northern landscapes as symbols of Canadian national unity, while Quebec artists countered with visions based in social memory and formal experimentation. First Nations, erased from the landscape in the Group’s paintings, then extended their ancestral traditions to address a wider public. Finally, as designers and artists adapted the international concepts of Modernism and High Realism to regionally varied Canadian settings, Canada celebrated its coming-of-age with Expo 67.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B02, VISC 3B02 or VISC 2B32 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority registration for Criticism and Curatorial Practice majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on August 1, 2011.

Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated June 23, 2011 - 11:02 AM