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  • Discipline(s): Art Art History
  • Available: Fall Semester 2024 Spring Semester 2024
  • Course Type: Standard Courses
  • Taught in: English
  • Course Fee: 25 USD
  • Credits: 3
  • Course Travel: Field trip to Fuseum modern art park in Perugia

ART 375 Green Art: The Aesthetics, Ethics, and Politics of Creativity in Today's World

This class will examine the interrelationship between ecology, aesthetics, politics and ethics as they have been and are being reflected in historic, modern, and contemporary art (painting, sculpture, poetry, video, installation, mixed-media). It will take a global perspective on issues that are inevitably global in scope by looking at how artists from across cultures have been addressing environmental crises since the Industrial Revolution. We will focus on major themes such as the relationship between art and capitalism, art and material resources, environmental justice, and artist activism. We will discuss and explore these themes through both creative and analytic acts of writing and making.