Modern and Contemporary Art
Including three online certificate courses, this package gives you the opportunity to study the period when art history changed forever, how artists are still working through the implications of that revolution, and, because art always exists among the context of stylistic shifts in design, architecture and craft, this package also includes the popular online course 20th Century & Contemporary Design.
Modern Art introduces you to the many artistic movements that erupted in European painting during the first half of the twentieth century and the major artists associated with them. You will learn about the development of Fauvism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada and Surrealism – and more. At the same time, you’ll be introduced to those working with modern art today, and those who developed the market for it in the 20th century.
The Contemporary Art World: Theory and Structure gives you both an understanding of contemporary art and the artists who create it, as well as well as a way of navigating the contemporary art world through learning about the major galleries, auction houses, collectors, art fairs and more, and how they interact in this vibrant ecosystem.
20th Century & Contemporary Design will guide you through the great design objects and interiors of the long twentieth century, from the organic and spiritual forms of the Art Nouveau through to contemporary designers’ exploration of new materials and technologies. Each session is structured to give you an understanding of the cultural and historical context that influenced designers.