Pablo Picasso's 1921 oil-on-canvas painting, Three Musicians.

How to View Art III: 20th Century Art (In-Person and Online)


This course was available in the past and may be presented again as part of the Open Enrollment curriculum.

This class utilizes the basic toolkit acquired in previous classes in order to focus on 20th century art. We will follow three main themes in parallel fashion; by the end of the class, we will be able to see how these themes interact and inform each other. First, we acquaint ourselves with the basics of Psychoanalytic theory which dominates and changes radically the underlying ideas of the mind in the 20th century. In parallel to this theme, we will follow a number of art movements that were critical in the evolution of 20th century art, specifically Post-WWI and Post-WWII movements. Finally, we will be developing the question of What Is Art?, specifically what art is during the latter half of the 20th century. We will consider whether the answer to this question may be radically different during this period relative to other periods of Western art.

Prerequisite: How to View Art II or instructor permission.


Deadline for Online Registration: Thursday, September 22 at 5 pm CT

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