Art and Esoteric Systems: From Symbolism to Abstraction and Surrealism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Art and Esoteric Systems
Spring 2023
Taught By: Iliana Cepero
Section: A

CRN: 11628

Credits: 4

For generations, artists have been deeply interested in mysticism and esoteric beliefs. This course will offer a perspective on art that was shaped by these systems of belief, from the symbolic and mythical images of the Symbolists, to the abstractions of Hilma af Klint and Kazimir Malevich, the figurative paintings of Remedios Varo and Leonora Carrington, and the works of Jackson Pollock. We will study theosophy, kabbalah, alchemy, sacred geometry, freemasonry, spiritualism, astrology, and numerology in connection to science and cultural contexts in Europe, the United States, and Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:28am EDT 5/30/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 601
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023