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Avant-gardes in the Plastic Arts in the First Half of the 20th Century

Introduction

The course covers the origins, characteristics, and influences of major avant-garde movements in the plastic arts during the first half of the 20th century, including Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Abstraction, Suprematism, Dadaism, and Surrealism.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the major avant-garde movements in the plastic arts of the first half of the 20th century and their impact on modern art and society.

Course program

Introduction to Fauvism: Origins and Characteristics
Introduction to Expressionism: Origins and Characteristics
Introduction to Cubism: Origins and Characteristics
Introduction to Futurism: Origins and Characteristics
Introduction to Abstraction: Origins and Characteristics
Suprematism and Neoplasticism: Defining the Abstract Language
Introduction to Dadaism: Origins and Characteristics
Introduction to Surrealism: Origins and Characteristics
Independent Sculpture: Innovations and Influences