10:30 AM to 11:45 AM MW
Section Information for Spring 2023
How do we make sense of Picasso? Why are Salvador Dalí’s paintings so strange? Is an overturned urinal really art? Why did Hitler feel so threatened by the experimental artists of his time? This class will consider why artists living and working in Europe in the first half of the 20th century challenged past traditions and invented new modes of expression, including some of the most innovative artistic movements of our time such as fauvism, expressionism, cubism, futurism, constructivism, dada, and surrealism. The course will include a visit to a DC museum, an online class exhibition, and many animated discussions!