Modern Art: Origins and Development

By Editorial Team on August 10, 2016
Charles Demuth (American, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 1883–1935 Lancaster, Pennsylvania)
Oil, graphite, ink, and gold leaf on paperboard (Upson board)
35 1/2 x 30 in. (90.2 x 76.2 cm)
Alfred Stieglitz Collection, 1949


Class: Fridays from 11am to 1:40pm


Taught by Claudia Rousseau, Ph.D.,  this course surveys major innovative art movements from the mid-19th  to the mid-20th century in Europe and the United States with emphasis on the most important trends in painting and sculpture. Topics include Realism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Landscape painting in the US, Symbolism, Cubism, Fauvism and Surrealism.

The course can be taken as an audit, or through Montgomery College WDCE non-credit cross-listed courses.  It is taught in the new Cafritz Foundation Art Center, 930 King Street, Silver Spring 20910, just off Georgia Avenue in downtown Silver Spring.  Free parking. Accessible via public transit.

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