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Avant Garde movements and their origins – a super bundle of 5 online courses

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Learn about the avant garde movements and their origins with this super bundle of 5 online courses.

Language: English.

Also available in: Português | Español.

This online courses package – avant garde movements and their origins – includes the following 5 courses:

The courses fee includes access 24 hours / day for unlimited time to:

  • Lessons for each theme of the programs.
  • Tutorial videos.
  • Links to articles, videos and websites
  • Assessment (1 final questionnaire per course).
  • Certificate (1 certificate per course).

In this online course bundle you will learn:

  • to know and recognize expressionism, cubism, abstractionism and surrealism.
  • the origin and concepts of each of the avant garde movements.
  • the most outstanding artists of each movement of avant garde .
  • how to analyze works of art from each movement through their most striking features, using practical examples of analysis of emblematic works.
  • the artists and artworks of Post Impressionism that influenced and opened paths of innovation and rupture followed by the artists of the avant garde movements.

Who should take these online courses ?

  • Students and teachers of art and art history.
  • Artists, art historians, museologists, art curators and professionals in cultural communication and cultural tourism.
  • All those who want to know and understand Avant Gard art.

No access requirements.

The Avant Garde movements

During the first decades of the 20th century, new currents began in the arts and literature that, following the legacy of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, sought the exaltation of Modernity.

Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin in 1904

Alexanderplatz train station in Berlin in 1904


These new currents were called the Avant Garde movements – manifestations in European arts and literature that provoked a rupture in Modern Art with what was the cultural tradition of previous centuries.

Consistent with the new social-political atmosphere, the new European avant garde artists stood out for their radicalism.

The goal of the avant garde was to harmonize aesthetic creation with the industrial and technological advances that began in the 19th century and continued through the following century.

Like the Impressionists and the Post-Impressionists, they strove to create a new aesthetic.

However, the breaking of standards, the departure from traditional and academic canons, and the constant questioning made it possible for them to go further than their predecessors.

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The 5 courses of the package are organized in parts or modules in order to facilitate the learning sequence.

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Understanding Cubist Art

In this online course you will learn:

  • what was cubist art
  • the origin and main influences
  • the 3 phases of cubism
  • the main Cubist artists and works
  • how to analyze a cubist painting

Understanding Expressionist Art

In this online course you will learn:

  • what was expressionist art.
  • the origin and context
  • the 2 main movements:
    • Die Brucke (The Bridge)
    • and Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider)
  • the main artists and expressionist works
  • how to analyze an expressionist painting
  • how expressionism influenced cinema

Understanding Abstract Art

In this online course you will learn:

  • what abstract art is.

    the origin and the different trends.

    What it was:

    • lyrical abstractionism
    • geometric abstractionism
    • the suprematism
    • the neo-plasticism
    • the action painting

    You will get to know the most emblematic artists and works of the Abstractionist movement and learn how to analyze works of abstractionist art .

Understanding Surrealist Art

In this online course you will learn:

    • what was surrealist art
    • the origin and essence
    • the concepts of surrealism
    • the Dada movement and its importance for surrealism
    • the themes of surrealism
    • how to interpret surrealist works
    • the main artists

    The emblematic artists and works of the Surrealist movement and learn how to analyze works of surrealist art .

Understanding Post Impressionist Art

Among the various Post-Impressionist artists that will be analyzed, the works of SeuratVan GoghGauguinCézanneRousseau will be highlighted.

Five artists who changed the rules of painting and, each in a different way, paved the way for the artistic avant garde movements that followed.

In this online course you will:

  • Understand the context of the emergence of Post-Impressionism .
  • Recognize the importance of Post Impressionist Art in the History of Contemporary Art.
  • Identify and distinguish the different styles and main artists.
  • Identify artistic and literary influences and motivations.
  • Learn how to analyze some of the most important art works of Post Impressionism .

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