Art, Revolution, War: Modern Art in Violent Times (3 cr.)

Course Details

Course Level: 
Graduate Course
Course Number: 
HART 651
Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2016
Day(s): 
Thu
Time: 
7-9:30pm
Instructor: 
Course Description: 

This seminar examines the ambition (or lack thereof) of modern art to play an active role during periods of violent conflict. From the French Revolution to the recent disastrous American engagements in the Middle East wars to the never-ending war on terror, artists have produced images that attempt to actively engage in these conflicts. This class will examine the relative successes and failures of art during times of violent revolution and war within the modern era.
Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 351