ARTH 460: RS: Advanced Studies in 20th-Century European Art

ARTH 460-001: Advanced Studies in Twentieth Century European Art: Transnational Surrealism
(Spring 2020)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Research Hall 201

Section Information for Spring 2020

While surrealism originated in Paris in the 1920s, it had enormous transnational impact. This class will begin with an examination of the origins of the surrealist movement in Paris, reading the group’s manifestos and discussing the art produced by its members. We will examine the writings of the so-called dissident surrealist Georges Bataille, women surrealists, and the work of foreign nationals participating in or influenced by the movement. In the 1930s interest in surrealism began to travel across the Atlantic. In the second half of the course we will follow the spread of surrealism to Latin American and the United States, looking at the International Surrealist Exhibition in Mexico City in 1940 and the impact of surrealism on the emergence of Abstract Impressionism in the United States. 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of a particular topic in 20th century European art. Course may focus on a specific period, region, movement, medium, or theoretical issue, or explore cultural connections and transfer between regions. Notes: May be repeated when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 and 3XX level course in 19th or 20th century European or American art, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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