FAMOUS 20 TH CENTURY ARTISTS: SURREALISM AND EARLY MODERNISM
Mariana Freijomil Seoane Place of brith: Buenos Aires (Argentina) Languages: Spanish, Catalan (both native level) and English. EDUCATION - Graduate in History of Art at the University of Barcelona (UB). - I have the CAP teaching certificate (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica). - Master on Teaching Spanish as a foreign language at the UIMP (Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo). Let me introduce myself:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Teaching World Contemporary History and Spanish Contemporary History. Teaching History of Art. Teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Teaching Catalan.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS Contemporary Art Contemporary History Cinema Philosophy Photography Learning foreign languages
¿ AND WHAT ABOUT YOU? What’s your name? ¿Where are you from? ¿How many languages do you speak? What are you studying now? Why did you choose to come at Barcelona? Why are you interested in this subject? (Please be honest) What would you like to learn with this subject? Do you have any expectation about this subject?
During the next three months we’ll run through the world of Art from the beginning of the 20 th Century to the first avantgard movements. We’ll focus on three Spanish artists involved in the entrance of Art in the contemporary era: Pablo Picasso Salvador Dalí Joan Miró.
We’ll see how the Spanish culture and their evolution and training periods abroad are expressed in their works. In order to understand all this, we’ll talk of different art movements and philosophical ideas and we’ll learn how to find these influences in their works. We will learn to analyze works of art locatting them atl the historical and cultural context.
20% Class participation Classroom interaction Field studies Journal Attendance 25% Midterm written exam ( March 10 th ) Up to unit 4 in the syllabus 25% Final written exam (April 26th ) Covering the whole list of contents I will give a mark from 1 to 4. 30% Final project 15% Written paper 15% Class presentation
WHAT WILL THE EXAMS BE LIKE? Both exams will consist on two parts with the same grading: Part I Multiple choice questions: there will be 3 options and only 1 correct. The midterm exam will consist on 25 questions y the final exam 50. Part II Analysis of 2 works previously commented in class. 4 pictures will be given and the student will choose 2 which they will have to comment in 1 page (1 side per work). To be valued: -Focusing on relevant information. -Expressing correctly. -Ability to synthesize.
WORK PROPOSALS FOR THE TERM. <ul><li>The Spanish Pavilion in the World Expo held in Paris in 1937. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Picasso and the Catalan artists of “Els Quatre Gats”. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Dalí and Pop Art. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Joan Miró and the “earth” concept. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Surrealist cinema: Dalí, Buñuel and Lorca. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Marcel Duchamp and the ready-mades. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Gala: Dalí’s Muse. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Man Ray and the surrealist photography </li></ul><ul><li>9. Joan Miró and his experiments with raw material. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Dalí: the press and the mass-media. </li></ul>February 17th: Presentation of the topics.
General characteristics. <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of the topic and its relevance in the introduction. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Historical context: historical, social and political frame. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Artistic and philosophical context: Main artistic and aesthetic movements related to the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>4.Topic development: Sections which frame the topic. </li></ul><ul><li>Outlines: </li></ul><ul><li>Artists: Relevance and general career. </li></ul><ul><li>Techniques: Techcniques on the works, evolution and precedents. </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of the works. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas which underlie the artistic works and their evolution. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Conclusion: The main ideas of the topic will be drawn and its relevance and influence on art today will be assessed. </li></ul>
6. The following will be valued: Critical thought and discernment. Ability to synthesize. Ability to interrelate ideas belonging to different fields. Originality. Clear and accurate writing. Bibliography, webgraphy and visual resources. Formal characteristics. 1. The work must have a front cover with the title, name of the subject, year, name of the student and name of the professor. 2. You can use either Arial (11) or Times New Roman (12). 3. Spacing: 1.5. 4. The length of the writing work is a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 20. Front cover, pictures , index and bibliography are not included.
5. The bibliography and webgraphy must be attached in an appendix (Appendix I). 6. The pictures must be attached in a different appendix (Appendix II). The pictures of paintings must include title, author and year. The photographs must include a brief text and the year. 7. The work must be accurate and argued with relevant bibliography. 8. The bibliography quotes will be presented as footnotes. 9. The final project must be handed in both in printed version and pdf the same day of the presentation. The document of the work presentation must be handed in with the writing work.
CONTACT AND RESOURCES Email : mafreijomilBICPROGRAM@gmail.com Blog: http://spanishartandsurrealism.blogspot.com/