Sunday, July 13, 2014

Great Job Everyone!

Great job everyone.  It was an honor to be your teacher for Art Appreciation.  Please keep in touch and let me know how you are from time to time.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Final Exam, Tuesday, July 8th

Icarus, plate VIII from the illustrated book, "Jazz" Henri Matisse, 1947,  Pochoir, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Note:  No class on Monday, July 7th

10 minute presentations on your collage self portrait using Henri Matisse's Icarus as an inspirational starting point. Please be prepared to provide a coherent, concise and thought provoking analysis of your piece.

The Final Exam:

Art Piece: _______________________________________________
Artist:  _______________________________________________

1. Discussed Elements of Art Yes Limited No  25 points
Line, Shape, Form, Volume, Mass, Texture, Value, Space, Color, Time and Motion
Justification for choices? Yes Limited No

2. Discussed Principles of Art Yes Limited No  25 points 
Contrast, Unity, Variety, Balance, Scale, Proportion, Emphasis, Focal Point, Pattern, Rhythm
Justification for choices? Yes Limited No

3. Discussed the Media and Technique used Yes Limited No  25 points
Drawing: Pencils, Silverpoint, Charcoal, Chalk, Pastel, Crayon, Ink, Quill & Pen, Brush
Painting: Encaustic, Tempera, Fresco, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Ink, Spray Point
Printmaking: Relief, Woodblock, Intaglio, Engraving, Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint, Mezzotint,  Lithography, Screenprint, Monotypes & Monoprints
Visual Communication: Graphic Design, Illustration, Layout, Web Design
Photography: Cyanotype, Portraiture, Landscape, Still Life, Photojournalism, Photocollage/Montage
Film/Video & Digital Art: Moving Images, BW, Sound & Color, Animation & Special Effects, Film Genres, Experimental, Video, Interactive Media
Alternative Media & Processes: Performance, Conceptual, Installations, Mixed Media
Craft: Ceramics, Glass, Metal works, Fiber, Wood
Sculpture: Freestanding, Reliefs, Carving, Modeling, Casting, Earthworks, Construction, Light & Kinetic
Architecture: Context, Materials, Importance
Justification for choices? Yes Limited No

4. Performed a comprehensive modes of analysis Yes Limited No  25 points
Content analysis, Iconographic analysis, Biographical analysis, Feminist analysis, Contextual analysis

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Reading Responsibilities for Thurs, July 3rd

Thurs, July 3rd:  pages 508-589

Yves Klein, Anthropometries de l'epoque,
March 9, 1960, pure pigment and synthetic resin on paper,
mounted on canvas, Private Collection
Katey - Reclining Nudes
Jessica - Performance Art: The Body Becomes Artwork
Keondra - Human Bodies as Installations
Collene - The Body in Pieces
Jacqualein - The Blue Nude: Cutouts and the Essence of Form
Kaylee -  Gendered Roles
Nicole - The Image of Motherhood
Lakisha - The Artist and Her Identity
Kaityln - Feminist Critique
Rachel - Professional Artist and Painter of Women
Aaron -  Making a Self Portrait

Sandro Botticilli, The Birth of Venus,
c. 1482-6. Tempera on Canvas,
Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy

Continue with The Monuments Men

A Rembrandt self-portrait recovered at a German salt mine
that had been used as a storehouse,
with Harry L. Ettlinger, right.
Credit Image by Monuments Men Foundation

We will take a look at this video for today's class:

From the Harvard Magazine:

Not all Monuments Men were men:

Ardelia Ripley Hall returning a portrait of St. Catherine by Rubens to Germany in 1952. CreditImage by Smith College