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20th Century America: Hub of Modern Art

   Colonial and early postcolonial painting in America was basically British in style. Then the Hudson River School discovered the American outdoors, followed by the realization by the Ashcan school that urban slums and taverns have a mystique of their own. The 20th century was marked by the exploration of techniques and procedures of artistic expressiveness, and it was in New York where a profound transformation of artists and collectors’ approach to art took place and totally transformed public perception. Up until then, American artists went to Europe, notably Paris, to make art. Now, Europeans come to New York. 
   
Trends in American "modernism" did not yield one coherent style, but aroused the desire for trials and challenges. Modernism was essentially conceived as a rebellion against academic and historicist traditions and against cultural absolutism. Superb works of art are made, albeit in a fluid variety of styles and aesthetic approaches. In this course we will examine the different trends and forms of modern art. Will any of them stand the test of time?

   Instructor Antoinette Pimentel has a degree in biochemistry, but grew up among pigments, easels, and brushes, since her father was an artist, a printer, and an engraver. Her travels made her turn to art, as science requires a more sedentary life. She attended the Kunstnernes hus in Oslo, Norway, and the Volksuniversiteit in Amsterdam, Nederland. Antoinette has taught courses in art history and art appreciation for CSC as well as other settings.


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When:
Thursday, April 8, 2021, 9:30 AM until Thursday, June 3, 2021, 11:30 AM
Where:
on Zoom
Zoom link will be sent by email close to the start of the first class.

Additional Info:
Contact(s):
Antoinette Pimentel
Category:
Spring 2021
Registration is required and it opens 3/8/2021 at 8:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
You must be an active CSC member to register for this course.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11:45 PM
Cancellation Policy:
A member may cancel a course registration up to 3 days prior to the start of class and will receive a course credit that can be used for a future registration. No refunds will be given.
Capacity:
20
Available Slots:
20
$35.00