PARIS AND NEW YORK: ART OF THE AVANT-GARDE

ARH3APK

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students survey the major art movements of twentieth-century European, American and Australian modernism, focusing on the modern art centres of Paris and New York. Studies include Fauvism, Cubism and Dada from the early century through Pop, Minimalism and Conceptual art in the postwar period and up to Postmodernism. Students will develop skills in visual analysis and the use of primary sources to achieve an understanding of the history of modern art and the key concept of the avant-garde.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of second-year History and/or Art History

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ARH2APK, ARH1APK

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assess the balance of continuity and change in a past, and show how present contexts, including their own, can alter views of art in a past.

Activities:
All.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

02. Identify and reflect on the use of visual sources which the student has found or which other historians have found.

Activities:
All.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Reflect explicitly on the use of primary sources: the student's own, and other art historians'.

Activities:
Analysis of Modernist work in NGV and the Major Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Reflect on strengths and weaknesses of other art historians' accounts when constructing their own art historical account.

Activities:
Analysis of Modernist work in NGV and the Major Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

05. Review disciplinary skills in the context of a sustained art history inquiry directed to a specific audience.

Activities:
All.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

06. Write responses to an aspect of the past which offer a sustained line of argument or narrative, referenced in an accomplished manner, which respond to many secondary and primary sources.

Activities:
Analysis of Modernist work in NGV and the Major Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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