2470 - Art & Times In the 20th Century: Which Imitates Which?
How do the history, culture, and the momentous events of any era influence the art of that time and, conversely, how does the art influence history and culture? Are they inextricably conjoined? This course takes us through the 20th Century, one decade at a time with an eye towards significant world events and the intertwined work of noted artists of that era. This journey through the 20th Century looks at the art that spoke to the age and the events that swirled around it, from 1900 when Max Planck's Quantum Theory and Picasso's works presaged transition into the new century, to the first atomic bomb and Dali's Apotheosis to Homer in 1945, leading into the 21st Century with Christo wrapping the Reichstag and Andy Warhol's treatment of a BMW, while a lone man in China stands up to an army tank in Tiananmen Square. Lecture (plus Questions) Facilitated Discussion
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