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Modern art

General data

Course ID: 4018-KONW98 Erasmus code / ISCED: 08.0 / (0220) Humanities (except languages), not further defined
Course title: Modern art Name in Polish: Sztuka nowoczesna
Organizational unit: Faculty of "Artes Liberales"
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Language: Polish
Type of course:

obligatory courses

Short description:

An outline of the history of 20th-century European and American art. The course aims to present selected problems of the art culture of the period compared to contemporary trends in the humanities.

Full description:

The subject of the course is the history of modern art from the first decade to the second half of the 20th century. Artistic output will be analysed in terms of the cultural, social and ideological changes of the period. Problems discussed in class will include: sources of modernity, the role of “primitivism” in 20th-century art, the avant-garde as a key artistic tradition, the changing paradigm of the avant-garde, problems of representation and non-objective art, negation and “anti-art” programmes, art and ideology.


Wybrana literatura:

K. Ruhrberg, M. Schneckenburger, C.Fricke, K. Honnef, Art of the 20th Century, Cologne (Taschen) 2005

D. Preziosi, Rethinking of Art History: Meditations on a Coy Science, New Haven 1989

J. Weiss, The Popular Culture of Modern Art. Picasso, Duchamp and Avant-Gardism, Yale University Press, New Haven 1994

M. Antliff, Inventing Bergson. Cultural Politics and the Parisian Avant-Garde, Princeton University Press, Princeton 1993

I. Golomstock, Totalitarian Art, New York 1990

B. Hinz, Die Malerei im deutschen Faschismus: Kunst und Kontrrevolution, Munchen 1974

Y.A. Bois, Painting as Model, Cambridge 1990

R.Krauss, The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths, Cambridge 1994

R.Poggioli, The Theory of the Avant-Garde, Harvard Uni.Press, 1968

R. L. Goldberg, Performance Art: from Futurism to the Present, London 1995

B. Artshuler, Avant-garde in Exhibition: New Art in the 20th century, Berkeley 1998

A. Turowski, Wielka utopia awangardy, Warszawa 1990,

P. Bürger, Teoria awangardy, Kraków 2006

S.Guilbaut, Jak Nowy Jork ukradł ideę sztuki nowoczesnej, Warszawa 1992

Learning outcomes:

The course aims to familiarize students with diverse issues of contemporary art and teach them critical analysis of a work of art, how to identify and evaluate artistic trends.

Assessment methods and assessment criteria:

A paper on a set topic.

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