Through an introduction and training in the knowledge and evaluation of works or artists, this course seeks to make a formal review of different periods or events that have marked the history of art.

Reflections on art. The rebellion of the muses: Art and creation for freedom.
Aimed at people over 15 years old | Beginner level  

This seminar intends to work in a deepening of the disturbing and structural aspects of contemporary art; in order to train spectators and artists in critical contact with their artistic tradition.


In these sessions the participant will obtain artistic analysis tools to develop their love for the arts and their creativity. With this we will obtain conceptual bases to explore and reflect on contemporary art and rethink our own work.

Session 1 | Art: rebellion and reaction.
1.1- Art as revelation: from “The Last Supper” to Edward Hopper.
1.2- Art as a reaction: from José Clemente Orozco to Sebastiao Salgado.

Session 2 | Is what we see in museums today art?
2.1 The divine in art.
2.2 Power in art.
2.3 The void in art.

Session 3 | What is contemporary art I? and its relationship with classical art.
3.1 Dante's example.
3.2 The example of Borges.
3.3 Chagall's example.

Session 4 | What is contemporary art II? and its relationship with creativity.
4.1. The new muses, art and creation in a world on the edge.
4.2 Art of today: ruin, vestige, fire, originality?

Session 5 | A theory of the contemporary image.
5.1 Painting after Goya.
5.2 Photography after Auschwitz
5.3 Cinema after Vietnam

Session 6 | Contemporary cinema.
6.1 Understanding Oppenheimer.
6.2 Inglourious Bastards.

Session 7 | Art and freedom: a dangerous relationship.
7.1 The artist as a stranger in his culture. (from Tolstoy to Picasso)
7.2 Art for art's sake or art for freedom?, from Brueghel to Víctor Jara.

Samuel Rodriguez Medina

He is a professor of Art, Cinema and Aesthetics at the ITESM campus Monterrey. He has a postgraduate degree in Contemporary Philosophy with an emphasis on art from the University of Granada, Spain. His books on Theory of Art "The awakening of the Look", "Night flight" (Ed. Font), and narrative, "The absence" (Arkho Ediciones), and "Death to the drift" (Alcion editora), have been published in both Mexico and Argentina. He has participated in national and international artistic and editorial projects and conferences with prestigious institutions. IG: samuelrodriguezdecember.

Cost: 1,650 * pesos

15% discount: Chavos MARCO Membership (Student Discount): purchase your credential at the Museum.
10% discount:
• Re-enrollment: applies to MARCO students, enrolled in the immediate previous block.
• Prompt payment: applies to new admission or ex-students of previous blocks.
• INAPAM with valid credential.
* IMPORTANT: The course start week does not apply any discount.

7 sessions | From October 9 to November 27 (holiday on November 20) | Monday, 18:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.


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