023) Surrealism: How Male Surrealists Looked at Women and How Women Artists Looked Back

What 20th-century Surrealists saw and depicted as female was often a mutilated or misshapen form. Man Ray famously photographed Kiki de Montparnasse as a violin with f-holes painted on her body. This course examines the ‘logic’ of Surrealism in famous works by male artists, Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and René Magritte, and responses to Surrealism by some women artists in their own work, including photojournalist, Lee Miller, and painter, Frida Kahlo.