In this course, students explore the major artists, movements and artistic themes of Fauvism through the modern period. Lectures and readings examine ways in which artists conceive of religion, society, politics and the roles of men and women within their historical and stylistic context. In addition, the course considers various media and materials, the fundamentals of design and composition, and global/cultural perspectives. At the conclusion of this course, students will recognize a broad range of artists, works, and styles from Fauvism through the modern period. Further, they will become familiar with relevant art theory and methodology, learn to conduct research within the discipline of art history, and write knowledgeably on topics from Fauvism through the modern period (Formerly AH 1030).