Program Details 2018*
Understanding Surrealist Art
Surrealism was the most influential artistic movement of the 20th century, affecting abstract expressionism, pop art, magic realism, and advertising. Chris Kilgore will present a survey of Surrealist art and illuminate the movement’s historical, political, philosophical, and psychological context. Chris will discuss Surrealism’s greatest artists and the way in which their personalities, relationships, synergies, and conflicts influenced the movement’s evolution. Important surrealist artworks will be analyzed in terms of their stylistic precedents, technical approaches, and thematic elements.
Christopher Kilgore, Mr. Mensa 2018, is a cognitive archaeologist and art historian from Houston. Chris has spoken at numerous RGs and AGs and at museums and universities in the United States, France, Britain, Spain, and Belgium. Chris has a BA and BFA from Rice University and an MA from the University of Houston, where he was the Art History Writing Fellow. At UH he also received the SuMo Art award for art historical writing, the Peter Guenther Memorial Award, and a Blain Endowment Scholarship.
*Note: This program was offered last year and may or may not be offered again this year.
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