ART114 Modern Art 1920-1970 (8)


This subject analyses specific artists and their works as examples of the principal art movements of the period 1920-1970. The subject considers the nature of these movements, and shows how they interact, overlap, or develop in parallel. It directs the student toward seeking social and cultural causes, and their influences.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ART114
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Communication and Creative Industries

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate familiarity with the major works
- be able to demonstrate the ability to recognise periods and movements
-be able to propose reasons and rationales for differences in style and content


The subject will cover the following topics:
-The Ideas of Art Movements -Abstract and Non-Objective Art -De Stijl and the Bauhaus -Dada and Surrealism -School of Paris 1920-1940 -Other Schools 1920-1940 -Social Realism and the Art of Propaganda -Post World War Two Art -Abstract Expressionism -Pop Art -Kinetic Art -Conceptual Art: to 1970


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.