Feb 20

“A Moveable Feast”: Writers and Artists in Paris, 1920’s - 1980’s | Paris in the Postmodern 1970’s and 1980’s

Anna Tahinci, Ph.D.

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast,” Ernest Hemingway wrote in his memoir, A Moveable Feast, that was published posthumously in 1964. In this interdisciplinary course we will get to live Woody Allen’s fantasy as depicted in his movie Midnight in Paris and we will travel back in time to explore how French and expatriate artists got inspired by the City of Lights both verbally and visually.

Using the city of Paris as our unique text, we will study its monuments and buildings and interpret works devoted to the French capital from the Roaring 1920’s until the Postmodern 1980’s. Reading excerpts from literature and analyzing visual arts and architecture, we will hone our skills in interpretation across disciplines. Writers and artists include Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, André Breton, Henri Matisse, Jacques Prévert, Raymond Queneau, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Alberto Giacometti, Christian Dior, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint-Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Yves Saint-Laurent, Sophie Calle, and Philippe Starck.

This class will be held in-person at WIH and simulcast via Zoom. Live streaming includes access to Q&A.



Class Tuition

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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.