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HA1508: MODERN ART (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Jul 2017 15:30


Course Overview

Beginning with the Romantic period, and the art of Victorian Britain, this course will trace major developments in Western art through to the late twentieth century. Nineteenth-century modernism and modernity in France will be explored through Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and the art of fin-de-siècle Paris. Twentieth-century movements will include German Expressionism, the wildness of Fauvism, the analytical eye of Cubism, the anarchy and dreams of Dada and Surrealism, and the rise of American painting with Abstract Expressionism. The move to postmodernism will be traced through Pop Art and beyond.

View our course video: (Video) HA1508 - Modern Art

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mary Pryor

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Beginning with the Romantic period, and the art and architecture of Victorian Britain, this course will trace major developments in Western art through to the late twentieth century. Nineteenth-century modernism and modernity in France will be explored through Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism and the art of fin-de-siècle Paris. Twentieth-century modernist movements will include German Expressionism, the wildness of Fauvism, the analytical eye of Cubism, the anarchy and dreams of Dada and Surrealism, and the rise of American painting with Abstract Expressionism. The move to postmodernism will be traced through Pop Art and beyond.

(Video) HA1508 - Modern Art

Further Information & Notes

View the course guide

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • History of Art Joint
  • History of Art Major
  • MA History of Art

Contact Teaching Time

42 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • Online assessments (20%)
  • Essay (30%)
  • Visual-based exam (50%)

Resit

  • Visual-based exam (100%)

Formative Assessment

One practice online assessment.

Formative feedback will be provided online for the first online assessment and through verbal engagement with the team of tutors and with peers.
Summative feedback will be provided online for the summative online assessments and in oral and written forms for the course essay.

Feedback

Formative feedback will be provided online for the first online assessment and through verbal engagement  with the team of tutors and with peers.

Summative feedback will be provided online for the summative online assessments and in oral and written forms for the course essay.

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