NYU Steinhardt

Art: Practice and Ideas

  • Course Number: ARTCR-UE 0010
  • Hours: 60
  • Units: 4
  • Description: ?Art: Practice and Ideas? examines key developments in the visual arts from modernity to the present. Focusing on the ways in which representations both create & reflect the values of a society, the course introduces students to the full range of expressive possibilities within the visual arts, covering painting & sculpture, as well as photography, film, video, conceptual art, & computer media. Topics to be covered include classical, modern, & postmodern relationships to politics, vision, the mind, the body, psychology, gender, difference, & technological innovation. Students will see and understand how artists have integrated perceptions of their historical moment, as well as physical & social space, into creative practices that have, in turn, had a significant impact on the culture of the time. Liberal Arts Core/MAP Equivalent - satisfies the requirement for Expressive Cultures
  • Old Course Number: E94.0010