Postgraduate Units of Study

ARHT6932 - Matisse & Picasso-Discourse & Exhibition

Summer Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Roger Harold Benjamin


This unit offers a parallel study of the European modernists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso from their earliest academic training in 1890 to the aftermath of World War II. Situating them within the avant-garde and its institutions, it encompasses Fauvism, analytic and synthetic Cubism, decorative modernism, the Return to Order, Surrealism, and the Cutout. Key artworks will be a focus for analyses of the criticism of the day. Current interpretative models, textual as well as exhibition-based (eg Matisse/Picasso, MoMA New York) will also be debated.


1x4500wd total class paper and essay


1x2-hr seminar/week

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