Art Between the Wars

3.00 crs.

Creative Arts & Cultures

This course examines how visual artists working in Europe and North America explored and redefined the relationship between art and politics during the years 1918 to 1939. Artists representing a wide range of practices and disciplines will be considered (among them, Pablo Picasso, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Dorothea Lange). Through the close reading of texts by major literary figures of the period (including Walter Benjamin, André Breton, and Bertolt Brecht) this course explores the critical terms through which the art of this era has been understood and discussed

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