Modernism and Cultural Politics


Issues of politics and art of the modernist period in Europe, focusing on movements significantly involved with and influenced by political thought and activism—from anarchism and Marxism to nationalism, neocatholicism, royalism, and fascism—and/or subject to recent politicized art historical interpretation. Topics may include the neo-impressionism; symbolism; catalanisme and the early Picasso; fauvism; primitivism, cubism; futurism; purism; the Bauhaus; deStijl; Russian avant-gardism; dada; and surrealism. Consent of instructor required. 3 units