ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts

ARTH 599-001: 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: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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