Three Dozen Lectures

by Mariano Akerman

Seminaire des Arts: Three Dozen Lectures Given
1. Argentinean Art
2. Art as Shape and Contents
3. The Imaginary in the Visual Arts
4. Bible-inspired Art
5. The Long Road from Representation to Abstraction
6. Image and Prejudice
7. Art Boundaries: Some Kind of Fluid Matter?
8. Tradition and Innovation
9. Art as Intention in Context
10. Power in the Picture
11. Fine Arts in the Nineteenth Century
12. Nineteenth-Century Architecture
13. Six European Masters: Chardin, Goya, Géricault, Turner, Corot, Daumier
14. Fin-de-Siècle: Symbolism and Art Nouveau
15. Modernist Attitudes towards Ornament: Art Nouveau and Art Deco
16. Avant-garde Art
17. Modern Architecture in the Machine Age
18. Late-Modern and Post-Modern Trends in Architecture
19. Art as Paradox: Transcategorical Disorder, Caprice and Ordered Chaos
20. Of Purpose in 20th-Century Art
21. Art as Development
22. Modernity, Modernism, Modern Art
23. Fauvism
24. Die Goldenen Zwanziger
25. Why was Henri Matisse a great artist?
26. Picasso and the Genesis of Cubism
27. The Cubist Constellation
28. Argentinean Visual Art: European Influences?
29. Paris Avant-Garde: Jawlensky, Modigliani, Brancusi, Soutine, and Chagall
30. Art and Ethics
31. Influential Moderns: Gauguin and Picasso
32. New Figuration: Francis Bacon's Case as a Detective Story
33. Totem, Mask, and Other Pagan Expressions of Excess
34. Transformations in Christian Art
35. From Abraham and the Idols to the Mosaic Experience with the Visual Arts
36. "O afflicted one..."

Mariano Akerman, Triad, watercolor, 1999

See also: The 12 Additional Lectures

Comments and Feedback
Jenny Naseem
Sara Mahmood
Ilona Yusuf