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Modern Mexican Art (NOT OFFERED IN FALL/WINTER 2011-12)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This lecture-seminar course offers an in depth examination of the contributions of the first generation Mexican muralists, Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Siqueiros, and their contemporaries. We explore how the muralists searched for a new language of public art to represent the relationship of Mexican identity to the great indigenous cultures of the Olmec, Teotihuacan, Mayan, Toltec and Mexica  (Aztec) and the debates about history, hybridity, and revolution that frame their work. We also focus on the work of Frida Kahlo, who addressed these themes in a more personal and intimate style. The contributions of other artists to Mexican modern art are similarly discussed, including Abraham Angel, Dr. Atl, Posada, María Izquierdo and Velasco, as well as a number of contemporary artists elizondo, Soriano, and Toledo among them.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken VISC 4B13 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 31, 2011 - 11:34 AM