Fine Arts | Topics in Art History: Central and Latin American Art
A200 | 13596 | Adam H. 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 primarily paintings and sculpture but also some graphic
works and photography, by artists such as Rivera, Siquieros, Orozco,
and Kahlo along with remarkable but less well-known artists, such as
Tamayo, Posada, and Velasco.