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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2005

LAS 327 • 1-MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
38025 MWF
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
DFA 2.204
BARNITZ

Course Description

The course covers major groups and movements in 20th century South American and Caribbean art with a focus on pioneering avant-garde artists like Xul Solar, Tarsila do Amaral, Wilfredo Lam and Torres-Garcia. It also includes architecture of the 1950s particularly the controversial building of Brazil's new capital Brasilia. The cultural differences between countries of the Eastern seaboard where there was considerable European immigration; Western Andean countries with extensive Indian populations; and Brazil and the Caribbean with large communities of African descent provided very distinct contexts for artists working in these areas. We explore these contexts and the role the First Sao Paulo Biennial (1951) played in changing established patterns. In addition, we look at how repressive governments of the 1970s impacted the arts, and what globalization as a nation means in Latin America.

Grading Policy

Three exams, one of which acan be susbstituted by a paper

Texts

Required, Barnitz, Jacqueline Twentieth-Century Art of Latin America (2001) and a package in Xerox form. Optional, Poupeye, Veerle Caribbean Art (1998)

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