Contemporary Trends in Sculpture
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Language of instruction: Hungarian
Course requirements: attending the lectures
Course description, major areas of study (per semester):
The aim of the course is to provide students with a picture of sculpture in the 20th century. As the art of the century cannot be discussed as a linear development, some approaches may be more subjective. In any case the course is introduced by the sculpture work of Medardo Rosso as compared to that of Rodin and Degas. The trends which appear at the beginning of the century can be discussed separately: cubism and the influence of the sculpture of primitive people, futurism, constructivism, the emergence of dada and object use, surrealism.
Some key figures are dealt with on an individual basis: Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth, Picasso and Julio González, Giacometti and Germaine Richier, Wortuba, Fontana and Chillida.
The majority of happenings following World War II are worth looking at as tendencies - abstract expressionism, new realism, pop art, kinetic art, minimal art, hyperrealism, concept art, land art, trans-avantgarde.
English and Austrian sculpture are worth considering separately, as well as the trends appearing at Münster's Skulpturprojekt exhibitions.
By the end of the lecture series the students acquire a comprehensive picture of 20th century sculpture all the way to the end of the century.