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Academic Catalog 2014-2015 
Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HART382 Painting and Sculpture in the USA 1900-1950. 3 cr.

This course will survey the most significant achievements in painting and sculpture from the Ashcan School to the origins and early development of abstract expressionism. Emphasis will be given to the relationships between American modernism and its European sources as well as to the more-or-less constant presence of realism in American art. The instructor will prepare a reader for the course which will include scholarship of monographic focus as well as selections from such classic studies about the period as Milton W. Brown’s “American Painting from the Armory Show” to the Depression, Abraham A. Davidson’s “Early American Modernist Painting 1910-1935,” and Irving Sandler’s “The Triumph of American Painting.” A special feature of the course will be the inclusion of assignments in American literature of specific pertinence. Selections from Hart Crane’s “The Bridge” will be studied in relation to visual representations of the Brooklyn Bridge by Joseph Stella and Sherwood Anderson’s “Winesburg Ohio” will be read in conjunction with the paintings of Charles Burchfield.

Prerequisites: HART100

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