Abstract art - what's it all about?
I'm a PhD student of musicology at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade (Serbia), with a master degree in both musicology and cultural studies. My major in college was music history, but I also attended courses in art history for four years. Art history and music history are inseparable and I've been focusing on both since the beginning of my bachelor studies.
Experience: 4 years
This course will be dedicated to uncovering some secrets to the abstract art - art that represents something, even though it doesn't actually represent anything. Abstract art was conceived in Europe at the beginning of the 20th century and it became dominant in the second half of the century, being especially popular in the U.S.
This course will follow the development of the abstract art and focus on some typical examples, like paintings of Kandinsky, avant-garde artists like Piet Mondrian, as well as on works from the so-called Abstract expressionism that dominated American post World War II art (with artists like Jackson Pollock, Mark Tobey etc.)
Lesson will be filled with paintings and a lot of examples and in the end, you will be able to understand the point of all those dots, blobs and lines.