Picasso to Kahlo: Transatlantic Dialogues (V4118A)
15 credits, Level 5
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.
70%: Coursework (Essay)
30%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 22 hours of contact time and about 128 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- American Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- American Studies and English (with a study abroad year) BA
- American Studies and Film Studies (with a study abroad year) BA
- American Studies and History (with a study abroad year) BA
- American Studies and Politics (with a study abroad year) BA
- Art History (with a professional placement year) BA
- Art History BA