HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY ART (UNIT B)
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide students with a historical awareness of what is known as modern civilisation. Provide students with critical awareness through presentation of a range of views of critics on a specialised topic, as well as general themes examined in the first part of the course.
Course contents summary
The course in modern art history includes an introductory part consisting of the first 40 hours of lectures, and an experimental part with trips to museums and sites where works of art are kept and students can see and experience actual artistic output.
A general reading list is provided at the start of the course; for the second, more specialized part of the course, a specific reading list will be provided. Non-attending students will be given a series of readings to replace classroom attendance.
Analysis of works of art cannot be confined solely to reproductions, and for this reason students will often be given the opportunity to see original works, while also examining issues related to technique and preservation.