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ARTH 3340 Rebels and Revolutionaries: Expressionism (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The 20th century witnessed a sea of changes in how individuals related to society that inspired artists in Germany and America to reject images of classical order and slavish representation. They experimented with radical distortion and complete abstraction to express the exuberance, terror, hope, and despair they felt as participants in a tumultuous age. Their Expressionist approaches fomented artistic revolution throughout the century. This course will explore the varied manifestations of Expressionism, from the German Brücke and Blaue Reiter groups to the American Figurative and Abstract Expressionists and Neo-Expressionists in both countries in the later decades of the century.


Instructor(s): Judith Bookbinder

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13