Fine Arts | Picasso
A347 | 25925 | Kennedy


Picasso's name is still almost synonymous with "modern art." His
paintings are sought after for museum collections; his work commands
multi-million dollar prices; details of his life were revealed on
screen in the film Surviving Picasso. In this class we will examine
various periods of Picasso's long and extremely productive career,
concentrating within each period on a few key works. Although
Picasso's style changed enormously from one period to the next, on-
going themes and processes that connect the different phases of his
career. Among these would be his persistent use of images from the
art of the past, his mythologizing of women, his alternation
between "high" and "low" art, and his willingness both to maintain
and to attack the classical ideal of beauty. These issues (and
others) will offer continuity over the course of the semester.
(P: FINA A101 or A102, or permission of instructor)