History of Modern and Contemporary Art

Parsons Paris: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History of Modern & Cont. Art

Spring 2021

Taught By: Thomas Laval

Section: PC1

CRN: 9374

Credits: 3

This course will provide a historical overview of visual art from the mid eighteenth-century through the early twenty-first century, with the aim of establishing a critical dialogue between the art of the past and contemporary practices. The course will introduce students to crucial philosophical, social, political and technological changes that have profoundly shaped the development of modern art and contemporary art, enabling students to understand the complex connections between artistic practices and the contexts they emerge within. The course will also examine modern and contemporary art as a global phenomenon, with particular emphasis given to vital moments of artistic exchange between cultures. Though this course will focus primarily on visual art, it will also explore the dynamic dialogue between art, design and architecture at key historical junctures. The course is structured both chronologically and thematically, with the theme of each class conceived as a means to bridge the material methods and conceptual strategies shared by modern and contemporary art.

College: Parsons Paris (CP)

Department: Paris Art/Design Hist/Theory (APHT)

Campus: Paris (PC)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:20pm - 7:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021