Surrealism in Mexico

This course will focus on Surrealism in Mexico. At the very beginning, we will offer an introduction to the Surrealist Movement and to the most important surrealists ideas, techniques, and goals. Immediately, we will devote some classes to the main surrealist figures that visited Mexico -André Breton, Benjamin Péret, Antonin Artaud- as well as to those surrealist artists that decided to remain in Mexico and create an important part of their whole work in Mexico, like Wolfgang Paalen, Luis Buñuel, Leonora Carrington, Edward James, and Alice Rahon. Later on, we will focus on those artists, either born in Mexico -like Frida Kahlo, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Alberto Gironella, Pedro Friedberg, Octavio Paz- or in other countries - like Remedios Varo, Katy Horna, Gunther Gerzso, Alan Glass- that realized their whole work in Mexico. (.5 unit)

This course is cross-listed with Culture and Civilization.

(A Three Week course).

Required texts: Lourdes Andrade, Para la desorientación general, trece ensayos sobre México y el surrealismo (Mexico, Editorial Aldus); materials in electronic form to be made available upon arrival at Middlebury.
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SPAN 6744

All Sections in Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2009, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6744A-L09 Lecture (Blanco)