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


100%: Coursework (Essay, Take away paper)

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 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: