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Introducing Modern Western Art: Movements and Artists

Visva-Bharati University and NPTEL via Swayam

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ABOUT THE COURSE: The developments in modern western art challenged not only the traditional concepts of art but it also challenged our visual perception. Through a series of art movements led by extremely innovative artists, modern art redefined itself continuously in terms of idea, medium, technique and social relevance. It changed the paradigm of art once and for all. A chronological study of the modern western art highlighting a few significant artists and their contributions thus unfolds a fascinating story of art that left a deep impact on the global culture.INTENDED AUDIENCE: UG & PGINDUSTRY SUPPORT: Universities and Academic Institutions that teach and research on Visual arts, Museums and Art Galleries that deal with modern art.


Week 1: Introducing Modern Western Art Week 2: Early Movements of Modern Art Week 3: Evolution of Modern Sculpture Week 4: Modern Movements in mid-0th Century

Taught by

Prof. Soumik Nandy Majumdar



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