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4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture

Prereq: None
Acad Year 2017-2018: U (Spring)
Acad Year 2018-2019: Not offered

12 Units. HASS-A; CI-H

Introduction to theories of modernism and postmodernism and their related forms (roughly 18th century to present) in art and design. Focuses on how artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to critique both. Examines visual art in a range of genres, from painting to design objects and "relational aesthetics." Works of art are viewed in their interaction with advertising, caricature, comics, graffiti, television, fashion, "primitive" art, propaganda, and networks on the internet. Additional work required of students taking graduate version.

C. Jones

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Subject meets with 4.652