Artistic Rebellion in London and Paris

Queen Mary University of London

This course offers you an introduction to the history of modernist and avant-garde art in Paris, and its impact upon cultural production in London. The course investigates how artists in both places responded to the political, social and technological transformations that took place in European societies between 1870 and 1980. You’ll look at the differences between life in Paris and in London during this period, and the effects that these had upon artistic production. You’ll also explore topics ranging from the influence of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist painting on the Bloomsbury Group’s demands for sexual and social freedoms, to the influence of Dada and Surrealism on David Bowie, and Situationist ‘culture jamming’ on punk rock. We hope you will think about the construction of official ideas of culture and the varying means by which artists have generated their own aesthetics of resistance. Making use of the incredible resources provided by London itself, the course will include field trips to galleries and museums and tours of historic locations. *Course content is subject to change.

Details:

Location London, UK
Period 1 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Level Bachelor / Undergraduate
Credits None
Program fee 1,650 GBP
Accommodation fee 500 GBP
Fee extra info:
The cost of accommodation is approximately £500 per session. We offer a 10% discount to: Students and staff from partner institutions, Alumni and Current Queen Mary students.
Application deadline 26 May 2019
Entry requirements:
- If your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a 3.0 GPA.
- An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher

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