Fine Arts | Central and Latin American Art (Topics in Art History)
A200 | 18415 | Veil


This course examines Central and Latin American art of the
nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the eras of independence and
revolution. Topics to be addressed will include: art and nationalist
discourse; the legitimization and appropriation of the past; the
representation of gender; art and dictatorship; art and revolution;
surrealism; “magic realism,” art of the fantastic; social realism;
the politics of muralism; and alternative modernisms in Central and
Latin America. We will study paintings, sculpture, and graphic
works, as well as some photography and architecture, by artists such
as Rivera, Siquieros, Orozco, and Kahlo along with remarkable but
less well-known artists, such as Tamayo, Posada, and Velasco.

Requirements: 2 exams and a non-cumulative final, a short written
assignment or creative project, weekly readings, and
attendance/participation.