Paris, France

Modern Art in Paris

when 17 June 2024 - 29 June 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1400

Modern Art In Paris offers an introduction to the history of Western modern art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history. It focuses on 18 leading artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from Édouard Manet to Jean-Michel Basquiat. These artists have been selected according to their relevance in art history and accessibility in the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions of Paris's various museums and foundations. Thus, the students will be able to see directly a vast range of artworks during the two-weeks course while upgrading their art appreciation. This selection also aims at exploring the diversity
of modern creations: from painting and sculpture to photography, performance, installation, architecture, and design. This course has no specific prerequisites. The course articulates theory and practice in a supportive classroom environment that promotes participative learning. Thus, proactive class participation is highly encouraged. This student-centered approach to learning welcomes all kinds of inquiries.

Course content
Part 1 : Edouard Manet (1832-1883) & Claude Monet (1840-1926) + cultural visits (Musée
d’Orsay (Manet / Degas exhibition), Musée Marmottant, Musée de l’Orangerie)
Part 2 : Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) & Camille Claudel (1864-1943) + cultural visits
(Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, Musée Camille Claudel)
Part 3 : Henri Matisse (1869-1954) & Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) + cultural visits (Centre
Georges Pompidou, Musée Picasso)
Part 4 : Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942) & Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985) + cultural visits
(Fondation Jean Dubuffet)
Part 5 : Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) & Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) + cultural visits
(Fondation Giacometti)

Course leader


Target group

Students who want to develop skills in art historical coursework.

Course aim

Acquire appropriate vocabulary and critical tools to analyze and interpret works of art.
Compare individual works of art within their artistic, historical, and social contexts.
Analyze and interpret individual artist’s styles and content.
Construct and deliver clear oral presentations of art historical material.
Respond knowledgeably to artworks and museum exhibitions.
Identify the legacy of the modern masters in today's visual culture

Credits info

6 EC
- 6 ECTS for 3 US Credits or 2 weeks program
- 12 ECTS for 6 US Credits or 4 weeks program

Fee info

EUR 1400: - 1400 euros (2 weeks program / 6 ECTS)
- Optional Housing (single room) : 800 euros for 2 weeks
EUR 2200: - 2200 euros (4 weeks program / 12 ECTS)
- Optional Housing (single room) : 1600 euros for 4 weeks