Throughout the semester, students will collaborate to produce a partial survey of art and design through time. Each student will select an art/design movement and then both present their findings to their peers and write an essay about how it fits into the social and historical context of the period and how it developed out of what preceded it and how it influenced what came next. Students will start to use vocabularies and concepts from the history of art and design in which they compare and interpret artefacts and historic movements from different cultures and eras. Examples include: Art Nouveau, Cubism, Dada, Art Deco, Arte Povera, Happenings, Conceptual Art, Minimalism, Feminist Art, etc.
- Module leader: Pryle Behrman