History of Art and Architecture

HAA 1490 Art since 1945

This course will present a review of art movements in America and Europe form 1905 - 1945 in the introduction, followed by a more intensive study of post-World War II art movements in Western Europe and America from 1945 to the 1980's. We will give special attention to: a) different styles of art which fit into the label "abstract expressionism" b) different styles under "pop(ular) art" c) conceptual art movements d) issues in critical evaluations of contemporary art.