Marek K. Wieczorek
ART H 581
Art historical problems of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Abstraction from the Perspective of Contemporary Art
Abstraction, invented in the early twentieth century, was arguably the greatest innovation in the visual arts since the emergence of one-point perspective in the Renaissance. This graduate seminar will examine modernist and contemporary forms of abstraction from the vantage point of what is vital in the arts today, with emphasis on questions of aesthetics, medium, and Critical Theory.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Weekly readings and seminar discussions.
One longer paper (15-18 pages) and participation in discussions.