24 episodes

Art History III: Modern Art Montgomery County Community College

    • Podcasts

    • video
    chapter 1: Modernism and Its Origins

    chapter 1: Modernism and Its Origins

    • 58 min
    • video
    chapter 2- Seurat, Cezanne and the Language of Structure

    chapter 2- Seurat, Cezanne and the Language of Structure

    • 38 min
    • video
    Gauguin, Van Gogh and the Language of Vision

    Gauguin, Van Gogh and the Language of Vision

    • 1 hr 11 min
    • video
    Art Nouveau in Painting and Design

    Art Nouveau in Painting and Design

    • 31 min
    • video
    Early Modern Sculpture: From Rodin to Brancusi

    Early Modern Sculpture: From Rodin to Brancusi

    • 1 hr 3 min
    • video
    Tradition and Innovation in Architecture: 1880-1914

    Tradition and Innovation in Architecture: 1880-1914

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

kittygrrl ,

Great free intro course

Yes, the lecturer has one of the stronger Philadelphia accents that I've heard. And yes, her pronounciation of many foreign language names and terms is off. But for a basic introduction to the history, concepts and ideas of modern art, this is a great free course IMO.
To the other reviewer: It is not universally accepted that modern art "began in 1917". Are you nuts? Also, there are so many people who do not appreciate modern and contemporary art because they do not have access to the information that makes its motives understandable. Let's just further the exclusivity by making fun of someone's pronounciation of terms that are outside of her native language. The pronounciation pales in importance to the ideas IMO.
This is not Ben Buchloh's lectures at Harvard nor is it meant to be. It's a community college course and I think it does a good job of being a basic overview.

AlanBradenton ,

Worst presentation EVER!

As a fine art major, I was appalled while listening to this so called "educational" podcast. First off, when it comes to describing modern or post modern art, it's accepted that MODERN art began in 1917, just as WWI started. Not according to this lady. She postulates that it started in the 1700's! Furthermore, she is completely incapable of pronouncing French names of artists: Ingres should be pronounced [eng]. She pronounces it [engress]. Then she mentions the amazing legendary Jacques Louis David by pronouncing it [day-vid], when it should be pronounced [dah-veed] (accent on the latter syllable), which is how ALL French language speakers pronounce it. I had to shut it off right then, because, if this woman has been so isolated in the USA as to not EVER having heard the proper pronunciation, then I have to question where and how she got her degree. Art should be respected, not debased! Art is far too important to our society to have someone trying to teach it using the base, substandard American pronunciations. If she is teaching young, impressionable students, she's leading them down the WRONG path!

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