The Art of War: Chaos, deception, redemption

Goya's El Tres de Mayo

Picasso described art as "an instrument of war." Revealing the many possibilities of that statement, this presentation by Pamela Stewart, senior lecturer in the faculty of languages and cultures in ASU’s College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, exposes diverse depictions of war, the human condition and allegiance—or resistance—to wartime causes. 

Highlighted are artists who have been soldiers as well as artists who have personally experienced the effects of war.

"The presentation weaves in examples from many centuries, ethnicities, and contexts," Stewart said. "For example, it includes images of Native American art—and clothing—as well as art by women. Set against the art of earlier centuries, most of the examples will be from the 19th and 20th centuries and today." 

This presentation is the second in the Humanities Lecture Series for 2016-17. The series provides the Downtown Phoenix community with opportunities to analyze, discuss, and interpret current research and events, in public discussions that help us understand and appreciate various points of view on political, social, and cultural issues.

The annual Humanities Lecture Series provides the Downtown Phoenix community opportunities to analyze, discuss, and interpret current research and events in public discussions that help us understand and appreciate various points of view on political, social, and cultural issues. 

Department: 
College of Integrative Sciences and Arts
Contact: 
Mirna Lattouf
Phone: 
602-496-0638
Thurs., Oct. 6, 6:30 - 8 pm
Location: 
Cronkite Building, Room 128, Downtown Phoenix campus
Campus: 
Downtown Phoenix campus
Price: 
Free