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
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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
Assumed Knowledge
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
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.