Framing the Viewer: 20th Century Art

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Framing the Viewer: 20th Century Art

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art, Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in Art History Restriction: ARTHIST 331

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The rise of Modernism saw the development of art which is reflexive, which draws attention to itself and the illusion of representation, making us reflect about what art is and how it affects the viewer. This course is designed to enable students to develop their own reflexivity and critical awareness through a study of the 'classic' movements of the twentieth century, such as Cubism, Expressionism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Op, Pop and Conceptual Art.

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