Checking date: 09/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Contemporary artistic movements
Bachelor in Humanities (Plan: 407 - Estudio: 213)

Coordinating teacher: ROMERO GONZALEZ, ARANZAZU

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Students will benefit from having at least a very basic knowledge of contemporary art. All students should have a good command of the language (Spanish or English).
1. Acquaint with contemporary creation in the fields of visual arts and architecture. 2. Analysis of the artistic image from its components and in relation to the artistic movements to which it belongs. 3. Stimulation of the sensitivity and analytical skills to contemporary art. 4. Development of critical judgment and interpretation of art and architecture in its historical, social, cultural and ideological as core values ¿¿in the studies of Humanities.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The core of the course is dedicated to art and architecture from 1945 to present, but will include a brief introduction devoted to the avant-garde in order to establish basic concepts of twentieth century art. 1. The Revolutionary Origins of Modern Art: historical avant-garde movements and modern architecture. 2. Art and architecture after World War II. 3. The dematerialization of the artwork. Questioning the artworld. 4. Art, architecture and technology. 5. Art and architecture in the Postmodern era.
Learning activities and methodology
Classroom lectures Seminar / discussion groups in class Guided tours of exhibitions Tutoring, correcting papers. Exam.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • ALONSO, Christian. Mutating Ecologies in Contemporary Art . Universitat de Barcelona. 2019
  • BELTING, Hans. Art history after modernism. Chicago : University of Chicago Press. 2003
  • DANTO, Arthur C.. After the End of Art : Contemporary Art and the Pale of History. Princeton N.J. : Princeton University Press. 1997
  • DE HARO, Noemí, MAYAYO, Patricia, CARRILLO, Jesús (Eds.). Making Art History in Europe After 1945. Routledge. 2020
  • GOMBRICH, E. H. . The Story of Art. London : Phaidon Press. 1995
  • HASKELL, Francis. History and its images : art and the interpretation of the past . New Haven : Yale University Press . 1993
  • JANSON, H.W.. Janson's History of Art (4 volumes). New York : Prentice Hall. 2001
  • JONES, Amelia. A Companion to Contemporary Art Since 1945. Wiley-Blackwell. 2006
  • NOCHLIN, Linda. Women, Art, And Power And Other Essays. Routledge. 1988
  • POLLOCK, Griselda. Differencing the Canon: Feminism and the Writing of Art's Histories. Routledge. 2013

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.