Course Description

Course Name

History of Art IV: End of Modernism to Contemporary Art

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.



The History of Art IV course will present the tendencies and developments in modern and contemporary art from a wider perspective. The course begins with lectures on the state of contemporary art world. Afterwards, the particular artists or movements will be placed within broader contexts and issues ranging from modes of perceiving art, aesthetics and the question of beauty, Freudian psychology and its impact on art or other psychological, sociological, philosophical and political contexts. The outcome of this course therefore is not only to present the chronological history of 20th century art, but to address major topics, which this art dealt with and which transcend single works of art or artistic movements.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Identify major artists and artistic movements from the beginnings of 20th century up to nowadays;
– Understand broader issues and contexts, which influenced the state of modern and contemporary art;
– Discuss and analyze works of art and the contexts within which they emerged

*Course content subject to change