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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.

Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ART114 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Comparative exercise
Online presentation / supporting paper

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.