Day School: Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso

Ref: C3741556

This course will focus on the mutual admiration and rivalry of Picasso and Dalí, two of the leading figures of twentieth century art. We will explore their relationship and discuss individual works within the context of the key cultural and political events of the time. Works and documents from the time reveal the counterpoints and contradictions throughout their relationship, from their first meeting in the 1920s, when Dalí visited Picasso’s studio after making his first avant-garde forays, through to their opposing positions following the Spanish Civil War.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

To explore the relationship between Picasso and Dalí by discussing key works of art within the context of the time in which they were created.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe the background and work of the artists discussed in class.
  • Discuss specific works in some detail using appropriate language and terminology
  • Evaluate the social, artistic and political context in which the artists were working.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be given the opportunity to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Day School: Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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