Aesthetics Across the Arts

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Aesthetics Across the Arts

Spring 2021

Taught By: Robert Sember

Section: A

CRN: 2756

Credits: 4

This course explores definitions of “art” that can apply to the visual arts as well as dance, music, theater, and performance art, and it surveys aesthetic approaches to the contemporary arts from realism to expressionism, formalism, and postmodern pluralism. Students research and critique artworks through these theoretical perspectives while assembling a portfolio of twelve artworks selected from the class readings, discussions, presentations, exhibits, performances, and visiting artists’ talks. The final paper connects some of the artworks and critiques in this portfolio around a central theme or an aesthetic premise, explaining “what does this art do, and how does it do it?” This course fulfills the aesthetics requirement for Lang Arts majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

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: 12:00am 4/14/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

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