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ADFA 3002 Painting & Shaping Latin America: A History from 1492-2015 (Spring: 4 )


Course Description

From the precolonial Olmec, Aztec, and Maya, to Diego Rivera, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Rafael Soriano, Latin America has produced some of the world’s most influential art and literature. This course examines the art and literature of Latin America from pre-Columbian to modern eras to uncover the vibrant history of the region. 50-ton basalt sculptures of Olmec heads, vast murals painted in public spaces, poetry penned in the confines of a convent, and novels challenging sociopolitical structures all speak of their history while providing a visual and intellectual tour of the various countries that make up Latin America. Moreover, students will have the rare opportunity to make use of the McMullen Museum of Art and its exhibit of the paintings of the Cuban-Miami painter Rafael Soriano. In the end, the course provides students the ability to see and, in many ways, feel the history of Latin America through its visual and literary artists.


Schedule: Periodically

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Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 23-Jan-17