ARTH 472: RS: Advanced Studies in 20th-Century Latin American Art

ARTH 472-001: Advanced Studies in 20th Century Latin American Art: Frida Kahlo
(Fall 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Innovation Hall 328

Section Information for Fall 2023

Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous artists in the world. Her life has been made into a popular film and her paintings reproduced on T-shirts and trinkets sold far beyond her native Mexico. While her painful personal story is well-known, study of her creative process and the cultural contexts in which she painted tell us a much richer story. In this seminar we will engage in a deep exploration of the paintings Frida Kahlo created between the 1920s and the 1950s in Mexico, the United States, and Paris. We will examine her work from every angle, employing formal and stylistic analysis, iconographic and biographic interpretation, historical context, feminist approaches, historiography, and contemporary reception to arrive at a much fuller understanding of her many contributions to 20th-century art.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Study of a particular topic in 20th-century Latin American 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 degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Mason Core: Mason Core (All)
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 302 and a 3XX level course in 19th or 20th century art of Europe or the Americas, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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