Picasso to Kahlo: Transatlantic Dialogues (V4118A)

15 credits, Level 5

Autumn teaching

You will explore around fifty years in the history of twentieth-century art and visual culture, during which the exchange between European and American artists intensified. Starting with the shocking art of Dada artists in New York), we will go back to Paris to examine the queer enclave of American artists and).

Passing via the Degenerate Art exhibition in Munich, we will return to New York and discuss the significant role of Peggy Guggenheim in supporting those artists who fled from Nazi Europe. The module will also examine the works of African-American artists in Paris and Berlin (Josephine Baker), the anti-colonial manifestos written by artists in Latin America and the controversial murals of socialist Mexican artists in New York and Detroit.


100%: Seminar


70%: Coursework (Essay)
30%: Examination (Unseen examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 22 hours of contact time and 128 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.