Art and Society
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Kunst ja ühiskond
Course title in English
Art and Society
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
Kersti Markus (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
To provide knowledge on how art can reflect the society and how this interaction has been developed from antiquity to modern area.
Brief description of the course
The seminars and lectures provide a summary on what the interaction between art and society stands for, how the meaning of art and the position of the artist have been changed, and how the artistic production reflect the values and conditions of the particular society.
Independent work
Reading and analysing of the required and recommended literature. Presentation in seminars based on required literature.
Learning outcomes in the course
Students learn to remark the interaction between the art and society, and to understand the reasons for changes in the position of the artist through the ages. They are capable to interpret visual sources in the social context.
Assessment methods
Preparing and writing an essay,
Preparing a short oral presentation about a particular topic
Structured written exam
Professor Kersti Markus
Replacement literature
Burke, P. Eyewitnessing. The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence – Picturing History. Reaktion Books, 2001.
Rapelli, P. Symbols of power in art. Los Angeles: Paul Getty Museum 2011
Walz, R. Modernism. Routledge 2008/2013.
Bretell, R. Modern Art 1851-1929: Capitalism and Representation. Oxford History of Art, 1999.
Tadgell, C. Modernity. Enlightenment and Revolution ideal and unforeseen consequence. Architecture in context VII. Routledge 2015.
Helme, S. Popkunst forever. Tallinn: Tallinna Raamatutrükikoda 2010
Albert Speer – Architektur: Arbeiten 1933-42. Propuläen 1978.