Torrid Love Affairs in the Art World | Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Miami

Torrid Love Affairs in the Art World

OSH 853 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102
Instructor: Batia Cohen

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 2:45 pm (Class meets 5/1 thru 6/5)

Course Description 

Some artists have been very creative in their thinking and have developed new, groundbreaking art pieces. Beginning with the pointillism of Seurat, we will analyze what makes great art.

Week 1

The Kiss of Rodin and Camille Claudel

Week 2

The Colors of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Week 3

Picasso: His lovers and his wives

Week 4

Abstract love: Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriel Münter

Week 5

A Surrealist love triangle: Max Ernst, Leonora Carrington and Peggy Guggenheim

Week 6

Between Music, Art and Architecture: Gustave Mahler, Alma Mahler, Oskar Kokoshka, and Walter Gropius

Dr. Batia Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and she has taught in Florida for the past 15 years. Dr. Batia Cohen has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines. She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; She is the author of the historical novel Una Amapola entre Cactus.

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