Overview of Art in the Second Half of the 20th Century


This course provides an overview of art in the second half of the 20th century, covering post-war art movements, art during the Cold War era, art and social movements, the evolution of artistic practices, postmodernism's diverse artistic expressions, diversification of artistic voices, digital and new media art, and art's role in cultural and national identity formation.

What you will learn

By the end of this course, learners will have a comprehensive understanding of the major art movements, social and political influences, and technological advancements that shaped the art world in the second half of the 20th century, as well as the ability to critically analyze and interpret art within its historical and cultural contexts.

Course program

Post-War Art Movements and Their Contexts
Art During the Cold War Era
Art and Social Movements
The Evolution of Artistic Practices
Postmodernism's Diverse Artistic Expressions
Diversification of Artistic Voices
Enduring Influences of Early 20th Century Art Movements
Digital and New Media Art: Challenges and Innovations
Art's Role in Cultural and National Identity Formation