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European Art Between the Wars: 1918-1940

In the years between the two world wars, widely divergent styles developed in European art. Some artists, notably Picasso and Matisse, turned for a time to classicism, while others, such as Mondrian and Kandinsky, pursued pure abstraction. Surrealists Ernst, Miró, and Dalí—among others—drew imagery from dreams and the subconscious. Architecture and design flourished, with the emergence of the Bauhaus in Germany, art deco in France, and the spare international styles that defined modern architecture around the world. Lectures and sessions take place at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Guggenheim Museum.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Knowledge of the widely divergent styles developed in European art between the world wars
  • Familiarity with the architecture and design that also flourished during this period

Ideal for

  • Art enthusiasts
  • Prospective and practicing art professionals
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