This subject surveys the development of Australian art from its beginnings to the outbreak of World War II, giving particular emphasis to modernism and its sources. Central concerns are: the primacy of British and European influences; the effect of expatriatism; the role of women artists in bringing early modernism to Australia; and the impact of international art movements on major Australian modernists between the wars. The focus is on painting and sculpture, but photography and the decorative arts are introduced where they are relevant. Attention is also given to art history methods and critical writings.
School of Communication and Creative Industries
Not for students who have previously completed ART-2008 or ART-2104
- Australian Aboriginal Art - The Art of Captain Cook's Voyages - Colonial Art in Australia - The Heidelberg School: Nationalism - Expatriatism - Early Modernism in Australia - Sydney Modernists - Melbourne Modernists
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.