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School of History

HST6378 – Modern Art in Britain, Europe, and America: 1900-1950

Module code: HST6378

Credits: 15

Module Convenor: Dr Chloe Ward

This module explores the development of Modern Art between the turn of the twentieth century and the Second World War. We will examine the major art movements of the period - from colourful Fauve painting to the drama of Abstract Expressionism - and will discover how artists sought to challenge aesthetic traditions by formulating innovative 'avant- garde' methods and theories. Through works of art, this module investigates the aesthetic and political landscape of Western Europe and the United States, and traces the emergence of Modernism in the early twentieth century.

Assessment: Essay 50% and Slide Test 50%
Level: 6

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