Modern and contemporary art 1950 - 2010

In the aftermath of the Second World War, art underwent many dramatic changes. This course will demystify the art of this period, providing a focussed analysis of some of the major movements, artists and ideas from this time. Students will be introduced to the important debates and the controversies which surround such a wide variety of art and will be guided through the huge shifts in artistic practice during this period. The course begins with the impact of the Second World War on art with movements such as Abstract Expressionism and concludes with more recent developments such as art as a social practice in the 21st century. Students will be guided through concepts such as conceptualism and post modernism, and introduced to artists such a Louise Bourgeois and Theaster Gates.

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  • Cost: £140
  • Credits: 10