Hughes

Art Between the Wars: European Modernism, 1918-1940 (3 Cr.)

Beginning in the aftermath of the First World War, a conflict that devastated the physical and psychological landscape of Europe, and ending with the rise of various totalitarian regimes (Fascism, Stalinism) this seminar will examine European art of the interwar period, from 1918-1940. Potential topics will include Surrealism, The Russian avant-garde, the return to order, Esprit-Nouveau, the machine aesthetic, De Stijl, avant-garde cinema, etc.
Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 365. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 575 and HART 365.

Art Between the Wars: European Modernism, 1918-1940 (3 Cr.)

Beginning in the aftermath of the First World War, a conflict that devastated the physical and psychological landscape of Europe, and ending with the rise of various totalitarian regimes (Fascism, Stalinism) this seminar will examine European art of the interwar period, from 1918-1940. Potential topics will include Surrealism, The Russian avant-garde, the return to order, Esprit-Nouveau, the machine aesthetic, De Stijl, avant-garde cinema, etc.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 575. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 365 and HART 575.

Avant-Garde and After: Modern Art in Europe, 1900-1945 (3 Cr.)

This class surveys European art from roughly 1900-1945, paying particular attention to the social contexts in which this work emerged and the interpretive strategies that have been used to understand it. Among the topics to be considered are Cubism, Futurism, Constructivism, Dada, and Surrealism, as well as the reaction against these by emergent authoritarian regimes of the 1930s.
Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 202 and HART 305.Students cannot receive credit for HART 202 and HART 305.

What is cinema? Classic Readings of Classic Films (4 cr.)

Using a variety of readings now considered classics as our guide, this class will look closely at a broad range of films and film movements discussed by critics and theorists such as Rudolf Amheim, Jean Epstein, Sergei Fisenstein, Walter Benjamin and Andre Bazin.
Cross-list: FILM 361, Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 561. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for HART 361 and HART 561.

Art Since 1945 (3 cr.)

This course introduces the major developments, figures, and works of late modernism beginning with the shift, during the 1940s, from Paris to New York as the cultural center of avant-garde. The class charts the rise of Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s and 50s and follows its divided legacies in the 1960s and 70s. We will examine the post-modern debates of the 1980s and the 90s and conclude with a look at trends in contemporary art.

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

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

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

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.
Graduate Equivalency: HART 651