Art and Psychoanalysis

Parsons School of Design: Art and Design History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art and Psychoanalysis

Fall 2019

Taught By: Bradley Collins

Section: A

CRN: 5818

Credits: 3

Since Freud wrote his Leonardo da Vinci in 1910, psychoanalysis has shed new and sometimes disturbing light on both the lives and works of great artists. Although controversial, psychoanalytic writing on art has proven dramatically that a full grasp of many works is impossible without an understanding of the artist’s inner life in all of its complexity. In addition to Leonardo this course will focus on three masters – Michelangelo, Van Gogh, and Picasso – whose art, rich in autobiographical content, has been usefully discussed from a psychoanalytic perspective. A close examination of key monuments will reveal how each artist’s psyche consciously and unconsciously shaped his creations. Readings will include both psychoanalytic and art historical literature.

Open to: All university undergraduate degree students. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art and Design History (PLAD)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 20

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*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: 1:27pm 2/16/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 601

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019