4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture, Spring 2004
Modern Art and Mass Culture
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This class provides an introduction to modern art and theories of modernism and postmodernism. It focuses on the way artists use the tension between fine art and mass culture to mobilize a critique of both. We will examine objects of visual art including painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and video. These objects will be viewed in their interaction with advertising, caricature, comics, graffiti, television, fashion, folk art, and so-called "primitive" art.
modern art; high art; mass culture; modernist aesthetic; modernism; 19th Century Art; 20th Century Art; modernization; urbanization; globalization; photography; cinema; painting; sculpture; postmodernism; visual arts; multimedia; pop art; popular culture, modern art, high art, mass culture, modernist aesthetic, modernism, 19th Century Art, 20th Century Art, modernization, urbanization, globalization, photography, cinema, painting, sculpture, postmodernism, visual arts, multimedia, pop art, popular culture
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