Theories of Modern Art

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Theories of Modern Art
Fall 2023
Taught By: Rosemary O'Neill
Section: A

CRN: 12425

Credits: 3

Modern Art has generated a substantial body of critical writing and theory from artists, critics, and social theorists. In this course, student will read and discuss writings and theories analyzing, supporting, or disputing concepts and positions at the bases of modern art. There will be a focus on themes such as the critical reception of modern movements, modernism in relation to modernity, the implications of realism and abstraction as visual paradigms, the relationships between art and institutions, and the role of the artist as a social and political being. Students will apply their understanding of the modes of analysis and argumentation evident in the assigned readings by completing short analytic writing assignments, a research paper, and an in-class presentation. Pathway: Art and Design History

Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Waitlist*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 10:32pm EDT 5/31/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023