About this course
Art History: Interpreting Abstract Art
This introductory course to Abstract art will outline how methods of abstraction started to evolve most significantly in the nineteenth century. It will also explore the main ideas, reasons and methods for approaching these often esoteric artworks. Noteworthy artists that will be explored who preceded modern abstraction include JMW Turner and James Whistler. Whilst further developments by key artists of the Modern age will include Henri Matisse, Wasily Kandinsky, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Jackson Pollock and Kazimir Malevich.
By the end of the course students will be able to…..
• Identify the development of abstraction in Modern art
• Demonstrate a knowledge of different artists
• Recognise the distinct visual language of individual artists
• Develop and justify their point of view
• Take part in discussion with other students