Modern art from WWII to the 1990s

N.B. This course is taught in Dutch.
In this course Modern Art from WWII to 1990s online, we discuss the highly experimental movements that turned visual art on its head after WWII. Modern art is inaccessible? My little sister can do that too? After taking this course, you will probably think very differently! Whereas pre-WWII art was dominated by abstraction, from the second half of the 20th century onwards we see the return of the figurative, recognisable, but as if the possibilities were limitless: conceptual art with Bruce Nauman; Minimal Art; performance art with Joseph Beuys and Marina Ambramovic; installations; Land Art; Postmodernism and the Young British Artists like Damien Hirst who caused a furore with stuffed sharks and diamond skulls. Karlijn de Jong will unravel the maze of movements for you and make sure you learn to understand and appreciate them!

N.B. This course is a continuation of the course 
Modern art, but can also be followed separately if you already have some prior knowledge of pre-WWII art. 


How does that work online?

You take this course online from your own computer or tablet. All you need is a good internet connection and sound. Teacher and images will appear on your screen automatically. If you cannot attend 'live', you can watch the replay afterwards. Registration is therefore still possible until after lesson 2 of the course.


Free trial lesson

Want to know if this course and taking it online is for you? You can join lesson 1 of this course as a free trial lesson without any obligations. You can register for this free trial lesson directly via this link.

Course details

6x Tuesday evenings, start 12 November
12/11/202419:30 - 21:30
19/11/202419:30 - 21:30
26/11/202419:30 - 21:30
03/12/202419:30 - 21:30
10/12/202419:30 - 21:30
17/12/202419:30 - 21:30
Registration closes 8 December

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Lecturer of this course

Karlijn de Jong

Karlijn de Jong is an art historian. During her studies, she focused on educational practice and specialised in Dutch modern art at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, she is a teacher, conducts research and collaborates on publications for exhibitions on Dutch modern art in various museums.

Recommended literature

Should you wish to delve further into the subject of this course, we recommend the following books. This is not compulsory literature for the course.