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Dada and Surrealism
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including all first-year requirements (5.0 credits), and 1.0 credit of second-year liberal arts & sciences (including 0.5 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
This lecture course presents a concentrated study of the Dada and Surrealist movements, which represent the antithesis of Cubism and other formalist developments in early-20th-century art and aesthetics. The course examines the spirit of Dada on both sides of the Atlantic through the work of artists such as Duchamp, Hoch, Schwitters, DalĂ­, Miro and Magritte; precursors of the Surrealists such as Rousseau and de Chirico; and the legacy of Surrealism and Breton and his circle.
Anti-requisite: Students who have taken ACAD 3B05 or VISC 3B05 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Course code change 2011-12
Course was last updated May 2, 2012 - 4:31 PM