The Early ‘ISMs’ and Key International Artistic Communities in the Modern Age - 1909-1939
Led by art historian and curator Andrea Mattiello, this new Modern and Contemporary Art Series comprises of four short courses that survey the ideas, aims, materials and techniques of modern art from 1870 to the work being made by artists today. This course can be taken individually or can be completed as a full four part series.
The short course focuses on the early decades of the twentieth century and includes some of the important artistic movements of the period including Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, and Surrealism. The second Part of the course will look at the rise of international artistic communities and at the ways artists responded to earlier twentieth-century movements as well as to major historical events linked to World War I and the years leading to World War II.
11 November– Cubism
18 November– Futurism
25 November – Constructivism
2 December – Bauhaus
9 December – Dada & Surrealism
16 December – Marcel Duchamp
This course will be delivered online via Zoom.
What you will learn:
• An understanding of the artists and the art produced at this time along with the significant movements that shaped the art of this these periods
• How to express thoughts and opinions about contemporary art within its historical and sociological context
• How to research and write from an art historical perspective about these major artistic periods
Please note that the virtual course session will not be recorded due to intellectual property rights.
Image: Improvisation No.30 (Cannons), 1913, Vasily Kandinsky, Credit: Arthur Jerome Eddy Memorial Collection