Art History: Modern is designed to introduce students to the history of art. In this course, students will journey through time, learning about early European art (from the Renaissance through 1750), late European art (from 1750 through 1900), modern and postmodern art (from 1900 through 2010), then take a look around their world as they study global art. Students should already be familiar with how to read and interpret art, from taking Art History: Origins; however if they aren’t, there are some helpful hints and links available to them. Since art is best learned through experience and expression, students will have opportunities to experience the art and react to it through discussion boards and projects. The goal of this course is to show the learner how art relates to their own lives.. even art from long ago! Please be aware that the history of art includes depictions of nudity, as many art movements celebrated the human form. Many important and influential works of art include nudity, and it would be nearly impossible to teach art history without including them.
Suggested grade level: 10-12