AHIS-325

AHIS 325 - S091: Studies in Modern Art

Course content: 

Topic: WORDS & IMAGES: The Alchemy of Language into Visual Art

Language has been the subtext behind much of twentieth and twenty-first century artistic practice. Whether it is critical writings, artist manifestos, appropriated theories from cultural, political or academic sources, words have shaped much of modern culture’s more avant-garde visual art. Keeping this in mind Words & Images will look at the transformative power of literature, poetry and drama on the visual arts. This course will study different variants of expression within the visual arts (painting, photography, video and film) that have been influenced by or adapted from literary sources. The transfer from page to screen will be a theme running throughout this course. Films and video art have been a prime way to visualize many of the complexities within contemporary literature, poetry and drama, and thereby providing entry into the often-unapproachable tangle of modernist and postmodern writings. Words & Images will also study contemporary artists whose work refers to writings that are more personal or specific to their own directives: for example Bill Viola’s use of writings by St Francis of Assisi and St John of the Cross, Laurie Anderson’s incorporation of William Burroughs ‘cut-ups’ or Stan Douglas’s debt to Samuel Beckett.  

 

Prerequisites: 

6 credits of 200 level AHIS, DHIS, MHIS

Additional comments: 
ONLINE course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 10-Apr 23
08:30:00-11:20:00
T VCHAT ONLN

AHIS 325 - S092: Studies in Modern Art

Course content: 

Topic: Seven Easy Pieces: The Monochrome
This particular instalment of AHIS 325 is titled Seven Easy Pieces: The Monochrome and takes issue with the fact that a majority of contemporary art returns us to tropes from the history of Modernist art. This course aims to raise questions about these repetitions and considers relationships such as performance and documentation; the original and copy; as well as the role of the artist and spectator. In particular, the course is aimed at setting in motion for the students a critical dialogue between historical practices and contemporary art and ideas. This term we will focus our attention on the tradition of the monochrome and look closely at seven specific historical works that continues to inspire, provoke and/or confuse today’s artist.

Prerequisites: 

6 credits of 200 level AHIS, DHIS, MHIS

Additional comments: 
ONLINE course.
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Jan 10-Apr 23
12:30:00-15:20:00
TH VCHAT ONLN

AHIS 325: Studies in Modern Art

This course focuses on Modernist and Avant-Garde artistic practice in the 20th century. Students will investigate artists and their diverse aesthetic strategies especially as they reflect the powerful political and cultural changes that transformed social and artistic tradition. https://www.connect.ecuad.ca/programs/specialtopics

Prerequisites: 

6 credits of 200 level AHIS, DHIS, MHIS

Number of Credits: 
3.00
Repeatable for Credit: 
Yes
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Term Section Title
Spring 2022 AHIS-325-S091 Studies in Modern Art
Spring 2022 AHIS-325-S092 Studies in Modern Art
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