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Colgate University    
2017-2018 University Catalogue 
  Nov 23, 2017
2017-2018 University Catalogue

ARTS 240 - Art and Theory 1950-1980 (AH)

Surveys international art movements since 1950 that questioned the definition of art, the status of the art object, and the role of the artist in the late 20th century. The crisis of modernism serves as a point of departure for consideration of shifting modes of production and interpretation in art and criticism. Varied theoretical paradigms that have informed artistic practice are examined in the context of rapid and radical social change, the emergence of new media, the breakdown of conventional artistic boundaries, the impact of post-colonial thinking, and the explosive growth of art circulation.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: None
Prerequisites: None
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: ARTS 339

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