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Understanding World Art: The Modern Imaginary: Primitivism, Classicism, and Modernism

Instructor: Jennie Hirsh, PhD

This course looks at the lives and works of Giorgio de Chirico, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, and Henri Rousseau. Examine their practice between the end of the 19th century and the end of World War I from a historical angle. Topics include the importance of primitivism, classicism, and modernism on their works. We also look at how they participated in and were shaped by their artistic community.

Tuesdays, January 28 - February 18 (4 classes)
6–8 pm 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway $300; members $270

Register online or call 215.278.7300.

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