ART 140

Art Theory and Practice

This course is an introduction to the art, artists and concepts that inform modern and contemporary art movements. The focus of the course is on the art of pivotal 20th and 21st century artists who have redefined our ideas about art. Students analyze the formal elements and conceptual issues surrounding critical art works that represent significant trends in art. A series of projects, based on the theories and aesthetic concerns of relevant artists accompany oral and written modes of consideration and analysis.