PLAH

3365

This is Not a Pipe: Art and the Surreal

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art and the Surreal

Spring 2019

Taught By: Nancy Grove

Section: A

CRN: 2895

Credits: 3

When Surrealism was officially defined in 1924 by poet Andre Breton as "pure psychic automatism," the visual arts were not considered to be appropriate means for expressing the unconscious. However, within a few years, painters, sculptors, photographers, and filmmakers - including Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, Many Ray, and Luis Bunuel - were established as important members of the group, and artworks such a s Dali's "Persistence of Memory" became Surrealist icons. Although the group no longer exists, invocation of the surreal through paradoxical juxtapositions and playful improvisation has continued to be an important strategy of contemporary visual culture, as witnessed in recent exhibitions such as "Pop Surrealism." This class explores the poetry, fiction, artists' writings, films, photography, paintings, and sculpture of Dada and Surrealist artists of the past as well as the works of present artists involved with the surreal. Readings, discussions, class presentations, slides, videos and field trips will further knowledge and understanding. Class members will be encouraged to make and share their own connections between past and present. Pathway: Art and Design History

Open to: All university degree students. Pre-requisites: first-year university writing course and at least one prior history or methods course in art, media, film, or visual culture.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 25

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five 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: 7:02pm 9/25/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 406

Date Range: 1/28/2019 - 5/13/2019