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September 26, 2023


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ntroducing Modern Western Art: Movements and Artists. Instructor: Prof. Soumik Nandy Majumdar, Department of History of Art, IIT Kanpur.

ements and Artists. Instructor: Prof. Soumik Nandy Majumdar, Department of History of Art, IIT Kanpur. The developments in modern western art challenged not only the traditional concepts of art but it also challenged our visual perception. Through a series of art movements led by extremely innovative artists, modern art redefined itself continuously in terms of idea, medium, technique and social relevance. It changed the paradigm of art once and for all. A chronological study of modern western art highlighting a few significant artists and their contributions thus unfolds a fascinating story of art that left a deep impact on global culture. (from nptel.ac.in)

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  • Lecture 01 – What is Modern Art? Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Prehistory of Modern Art Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Chronology of Modern Western Art Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Beginnings of Modern Art: Romanticism and Realism Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Beginnings of Modern Art: Impressionism and Post-impressionism Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – Fauvism and Matisse Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Cubism and Picasso Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Futurism and Dadaism Unlimited
  • Lecture 09 – Surrealism Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – German Expressionism Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Rodin – the Precursor of Modern Sculpture Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – From Figuration to Abstract (Henry Moore and Brancusi) Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Pure Abstract Sculpture (Constructivism and Minimalism) Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Introspection and Innovations (Giacometti and Calder) Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Outdoor Sculpture and Public Art Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – Abstract Painting (Picasso, Paul Klee, Mondrian) Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Abstract Expressionism Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Art and Optical Science: Op Art Unlimited
  • Lecture 19 – Art and the Mass Culture: Pop Art Unlimited
  • Lecture 20 – Contemporary Trends: Breaking the Barriers Unlimited

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