4.602 Modern Art and Mass Culture


Class Info

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.

This class has no prerequisites.

4.602 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Jones.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS A. This class counts as a CI-H.

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