This course will follow the avant-garde art movements in Italy and abroad as they addressed problems of the visual expression of the modern era. The course will start with Neoclassicism emanating from Rome and becoming an international language of art, through Romanticism, and Impressionism, and the succession of 20th-century avant-garde movements like Art Nouveau, Italian Futurism, Cubism, Surrealism, Pre- and Post-war Italian modernism (Arte Povera and Transavanguardia), Pop Art, and the various permutations of the contemporary art scene.

This course will develop themes of art operating under the pressures of political regimes, and art as a vehicle of freedom of expression. The course is designed to broaden cultural perspectives while providing the foundation for further study in art history.

This course satisfies the information literacy and oral presentation requirements.

Students are responsible for all entry fees.

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