From Impressionism to Modernism: Art Movements and Markets
This course focuses on major developments in European and American art prior to WWII, looking at the intersections of art history, art markets, prices, and market values. The course addresses the early development of the global art market, starting in 19th-century England and France under the influence of Lord Duveen and Bernard Berenson, and continuing into 20th-century North America, where a handful of collectors—such as the Steins and Guggenheims—amassed collections that became the foundations of major American museums. The course emphasizes key pre-WWII art history, analyzing the inherent reasons for varying rates of expansion, demand, or decline, and the implications for artists, collectors, and their careers.
You'll Walk Away with
- Knowledge of major developments in European and American art prior to WWII
- Familiarity with the early development of the global art market
- Prospective and practicing art professionals
- Finance professionals
- Art enthusiasts