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Fall 2008: The Spirit and the Psyche: Spiritualism, Symbolism, Surrealism


This course explored the relationship between visual art, the supernatural, & the psychological during three distinct cultural moments: Spiritualism in Engliand in the 1850's & 60's, Symbolism and the occult in France in the 1890's, and Surrealism in France in the 1920's & 30's.

H365A011.0 The Spirit and the Psyche: Spiritualism, Symbolism, Surrealism Course can fulfill a requirement in the History of Art major at Bryn Mawr.

Taught By: Rachel K. Oberter Department: Independent College Programs

This course explores the relationship between visual art, the supernatural, & the psychological during three distinct cultural moments: Spiritualism in Engliand in the 1850's & 60's, Symbolism and the occult in France in the 1890's, and Surrealism in France in the 1920's & 30's. We will read a variety of period writings such as psychological treatises, artists' and writers' memoirs, and Surrealist manifestos.

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