Exoticism and Primitivism in Modern Art

ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY 4864

An interdisciplinary investigation of the development of exoticism and primitivism in European and American Art from the Enlightenment to the Second World War. Topics include exoticist representations of non-western cultures; the links between colonialism and orientalism; the intersection of discourses on race and gender with exoticism; and the anti-modernist impulse of modernist primitivism. Sample artists and authors include Delacroix, Flaubert, Gauguin, LaFarge, Segalen, Picasso, and Matisse. Prerequisite: any 300-level course in art history; or permission of the instructor.
Course Attributes: FA AH; EN H; AS HUM; AH MEA

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Exoticism and Primitivism in Modern Art
INSTRUCTOR: Childs
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