About the Talk
“How Can Art Resist Fascism? Dr. Barnes and Joan Miró in the 1930s"
This lecture by Brandon Truett, Humanities Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago, begins with the story of how Dr. Albert C. Barnes became interested in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39), a bloody conflict that drew widespread attention to the international struggle against fascism. Dr. Barnes’s commitment to anti-fascism later motivated his decision to purchase two paintings by the Spanish artist Joan Miró. See how these politically charged paintings represent the horrors of aerial bombings.