Visions of Modernity: Art, Film and Visual Cultures
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- 27 Feb 2023
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- Analyse key artworks and examples of visual culture within cultural and theoretical contexts.
- Apply basic critical concepts and terminology in the analysis of visual culture.
- Identify and contextualise theoretical concepts in visual and textual materials, articulating these in creative and critical assignments.
- Develop skills in research and academic writing to articulate independent arguments.
- • Modernism.
- • Photography and new technologies of vision.
- • Avant Garde art and film.
- • Politics and art.
- • Modernity and visual culture.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed CRA1ART (What is Art?) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
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How has visual culture changed the way we see the world? What can we learn by looking more closely? In this subject you will be introduced to the study of visual cultures through the radical developments in art, film, design and media that reshaped the world from the 19th century to the 1960s. Focusing on key examples from revolutionary movements such as Surrealism, Dada and Pop, you will engage with a range of mediums and works to develop critical skills in visual analysis and cultural literacy. You will see how the political, social and technological changes of modernity were articulated through new visual forms and reflect on how this has shaped our contemporary image culture.
In this subject you will learn how to place visual culture in theoretical, critical and historical contexts. You will apply knowledge in practice during weekly workshops, and test your responses through a range of critical and creative tasks.
- Visual Analysis, 800 words (20%)
- Creative/critical journal (1200 words equiv.) (30%)
- Essay, 2000 words (50%)
Current study term: 26 Feb 23 to 26 May 23
Textbook information is pending.