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ART AND REVOLUTION/ART AND POLITICS : THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Contemporary artists all over the world are currently engaging with politics.
But there are precedents where artists reflected and defined the cultural language for some of history’s great turning points. This course looks at the art, music, and literature that evolved from several major revolutions and the responses to them.


Civil war erupted in Spain following the election of the Popular Front in the 1936 elections and the refusal of the clergy and the military to recognise the new government. The war provoked response world-wide: Franco’s Nationalists were supported by the Fascists; the Republicans had support from the Soviet Union; English Surrealists protested against the British government’s lack of intervention. We will explore how the war was reflected in paintings such as Miró’s Still Life with Old Shoe, Dalí’s Autumn Cannibalism, Picasso’s Guernica, and Javier Bueno’s The Spanish Soldier as well as posters, the writings of Lorca, Hemingway and Brecht, the music of Benjamin Britten, and popular culture like the film Casablanca.


Speaker(s):

Dr Marie-Anne Mancio | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

27 May 2014 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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Tickets:

£44

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