COURSE INFO

Instructor:
prof. Andrew Smaldone
Credit Hours: 3 -- Contact hours: 45
Course Number: ARTH 355
Department: Liberal Arts and Cultural Studies
Prerequisite: The course is open to all students. Background knowledge in modern art history is not necessary, but is helpful.

Course Description: 
This course will focus on the major art movements in Italy over the last century. The course begins with an exploration of the roots of the avant-garde trends in the Nineteenth century and topics covered will range from the Divisionism to Macchiaioli; Futurism to Metaphysical painting; the abstract movement of the 30’s to the materials of Burri; the Arte Povera in the 70’s to present. Attention will be given to social, political and technological influences. Important will be the discussion of the relationship of the artist to the art movement.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Andrew Smaldone
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Andrew Smaldone completed an MA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London in 2005, and a BA with honors from The George Washington University, Washington D.C. in 2001, where he was awarded the four-year Presidential Arts Scholarship.  In 2005, he co-founded ArtSEEN Journal and was the magazine’s Senior Editor until 2008, whereupon he began writing for various international contemporary art publications such as: London based Art Review and New York centered INPUT Journal.
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