HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Section: 004 Magnetic Dipole: Modern Art and Science
Term: FA 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Cost:
<50
Other Course Info:
W.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Art and science are typically understood as diametrically opposed; however, as science became the culturally dominant form of knowledge in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, artists began to imitate, represent, and even challenge its discoveries and inventions. This seminar will investigate some of the most intriguing examples of scientifically inspired art, including Seurat’s systematic application of the law of simultaneous contrast, Duchamp’s alternative metric system, the Bauhaus’s experiments, and responses to the atomic bomb. We will pay close attention to the ways artists misunderstood and adapted scientific practices and ask broader questions like why science became a cultural touchstone in the modern period and how science affected the definition of art. HISTART Category for Concentration Distributions: 4. Modern and Contemporary, D. Europe and the U.S. Textbooks/Other Materials: All readings free on Canvas.

Course Requirements:

Participation (40%), Short Assignments (20%), Research Paper (40%)

Intended Audience:

All are welcome.

Class Format:

Seminar

HISTART 393 - Undergraduate Seminar
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
25950
Open
1
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
25951
Open
2
 
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W 10:00AM - 1:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
23436
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
25943
Open
1
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
23440
Open
4
 
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Th 10:00AM - 1:00PM
007 (SEM)
P
36282
Open
12
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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