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Picasso in Paris

Course at a Glance

Course: TBD

Location: Paris, France

When: To be announced

Register By: To be announced


  • Centre Pompidou

  • Artwork of Picasso and Duchamp

  • Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle

  • Paris sightseeing

Explore the work of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century during this field study program at UMGC Europe.

Picasso is considered the single most important artist of the 20th century. His work will be the focal point of this course. Major developments in modern art, beginning with Cubism and including Expressionism and Surrealism, will be studied in the famous collections of the Pompidou Center Museum. Students will also explore the works of other artists such as Matisse, Braque, Kandinsky, Magritte, and major painters of today. Lectures and discussions will be based on paintings and sculptures in the various museums and galleries visited during the course.

Topics include:

  • Overview of Picasso and Modern Art
  • The young Picasso: The formative years
  • Picasso and Paris - Derivative styles and the mature Picasso
  • The birth of Cubism and Modern Art: A shift in focus
  • Cubism and how we see: A perceptual revolution/evolution
  • Picasso and sculpture - Found objects and assemblage
  • The legacy - Picasso and history

Faculty member: Peter Griffith, e-mail

May apply toward upper- or lower-level course for art history, humanities, or electives.

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