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SPAN6743

Avant-Garde Arts & Lit in Arg

Avant-garde Arts & lit in Argentina (1920-1930)

Three-week course, first session

In the decade of 1920-30, the ideas of the European avant-garde were redefined for the Latin American environment by painters working mostly in Buenos Aires, at the time one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities in the continent. In this course we will study the process beginning with the works of Xul Solar and Pettoruti, its most radical proponents, continue with artists such as Alfredo Guttero, and the Grupo de París, and up to and including the introduction of surrealism and abstraction by painters like Antonio Berni and Juan Del Prete. The course will place this development within the framework of artistic nationalism and social art prevalent at the time. (.5 unit)

Required reading will be provided by the Professor upon arrival.
Patricia M. Artundo, “Buenos Aires 1921-1933: modernidad y vanguardia”. En María Dolores Jiménez-Blanco y Pablo Jiménez Burillo, Capitales del arte moderno, Madrid, Instituto de Cultura – Fundación Mapfre, 2007, p. 241-275.
Subject:
Spanish
Department:
Spanish (& Portuguese UG)
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2011

SPAN6743A-L11 Lecture (Artundo)