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Picasso

HNRS 2021 Sec. 02 - Spring 2020

Professor Darius Spieth School of Art

Tu Th 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
220 French House

This colloquium gives students an opportunity to explore in-depth the life and work of Pablo Picasso, arguably the most important visual artist of the twentieth century. We will study Picasso in the broader framework of the evolution of modern art, and relate key events in his artistic career to currents in twentieth-century history, politics, social developments and intellectual discussions. Attention will be given to the influences of non-Western cultures on Picasso, particularly African art and its colonial context, and the controversies about “primitive art” they spawned. Guest lectures and museum visits will supplement and enrich class activities.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition
Arts