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ARHT2614: Pollock to Psychedelia

2023 unit information

This unit studies the interplay between high art and popular culture in America from the 1950s onwards. Pop Art, Minimalism and Performance formed alongside emerging youth cultures of political protest, drugs and rock music. We examine the interactions of high art, youth culture and mass media.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Art History

Code ARHT2614
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in American Studies
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate and enhanced understanding of the American visual arts of the post-War period
  • LO2. present solid skills in writing about a suitable artwork in the Artworks review (prepared in a major gallery)
  • LO3. discuss key concepts for the understanding of post-War American art
  • LO4. construct and maintain arguments that link individual artworks to the social and political conditions of the 1950s and 1960s.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

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