Art History, Spring 2016

This is your grow-as-we-go syllabus.

Week One:

Medieval Art Before 1500

Follow this link and scroll to the bottom for ‘Featured Media, Visit the Cloisters’. Scroll through the list of videos to ‘The Cloisters, Parts 1-4,’ and watch those at your leisure.
http://www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters

Read Chapter 9 in a A Short History of Art.

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Week Two:

Early Renaissance Art 1400-1460

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Part 3, page 242 and Chapter 12 in A Short History of Art (ASHA)

Watch: https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/Art-1010/v/renaissance-art-introduction

Week Three:

Renaissance Art in Europe 1450-1600, focus on Architecture

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/early-renaissance1/sculpture-architecture-florence/v/brunelleschi-old-sacristy-san-lorenzo-florence-begun-c-1421

Read: http://www.webexhibits.org/arrowintheeye/index.html

Leaf through ASHA looking at photos and reading the captions and also read the ‘Boxes’. Chapters 13-15

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Week Four:

The Reformation

Chapter 16, ASHA

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/history/1500-1600-Renaissance-Reformation/protestant-reformation/v/protestant-reformation-1

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/renaissance-reformation/high-ren-florence-rome/beginners-guide-high-ren/v/verrocchio-with-leonardo-baptism-of-christ-1470-75

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Week Five:

Baroque and Rococco – 1600-1775

Chapters 17, 18 and 19, 20 ASHA. Read some, look at pics. Compare artwork to art in CMA.

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.Baroque and Rococco, 

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-history-basics/Art-1010/v/baroque-rococo-introduction

3.5 minutes with an interesting lady,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxZIu4SEpz8

You should really watch this video because you might actually learn something from it. It’s longish, so give yourselves time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH8y4GcZEKo

Week 6:

Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism, 1725-1875

Chapters 21, 22 ASHA

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

A SUPER COOL VIDEO that explains Romanticism. Please dance madly to this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suNjiY_Oo1I

A short explanation of Romanticism.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agK-qvtb6Mc

Week 7:

Impressionism and Cezanne 1800-1900

Chapter 22 ASHA

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Paul Cezanne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D25zQsfNPYY

Impressionism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuOonogw-TM

A biography of Edgar Degas. This is long, take an entire period for watching this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=199ACAOe1PQ
Martina, I think that this chapter might be a fun time to read picture books with Alex. We have several and even though they’re written for elementary school children, they have a LOT of great information in a short book. (Degas and the Little Dancer; etc.)

Week 8:

Post-Impressionism, Symbolism, Art Noveau, 1850-1905

Chapter 24 ASHA

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Post-Impressionism
You KNOW you love Dr Betty Brown! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPRqCxIKVQI

The guy with the interesting voice:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4luPnObQYo

Betty Brown again! WooHOO!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzvvVgxiFcE

Week 9:

Fauvism, German Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, Dada 1900-1940

Chapters 25 and 26 ASHA

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Cubism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bTuoeqTk50

Fauvism, you can fast forward to 3:30 and miss all of the nail filing. This one is fun!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n58hswfj4sI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp0Y8Cgbg1o

German Expressionism, *very* uplifting lecture from a ray of sunshine:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m20td2mb_Ww

Futurism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TK4koIhd6A

Week 10:

Surrealism, Constructivism, De Stijl, Art Deco

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Art Deco, a lot of review of styles from past weeks but architectural:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVDYbwYsOdw

More on Art Deco, this guy might give you some ideas for your FINAL PROJECT!!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiUJCpCeY_g

Week 11:

Abstract Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Pop Art, Superrealism, Environmentalism 1945-1990

Pop Art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZTsbJcr9VI

What is Environmental Art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olu8xMcX9go

Minimalism (poor sound quality, sorry.):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuzqzJveuOg

Week 12:

Postmodernism, Feminist Art 1960-2000

View any works from this period that are at the Chrysler. Take photos of 3 of these, note the name of the work and the artist, as well as the date created.

Feminist Art:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIrETqYhVLk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxS7dwh5X5o

Postmodernism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rPtmiJ678

More on postmodern art. Ya’ll are weird but you’ll feel almost normal after seeing this.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6rPtmiJ678

Weeks 13 and 14:
Use your time to review and come up with a presentation. Presentation is completely open-ended. I’d love it if you could present for Julianna and I at the Chrysler on the last day of co-op, a  Thursday, during the time you’d normally be at the museum. You can do separate presentations or a joint one. It’s totally up to but showing us that you’ve learned something and that you now have some idea what you’re looking at when you see art from different periods, and what those periods are called, would be great.

Week 15:

Presentation on Thursday.

EVERY WEEK PLEASE WATCH A VIDEO OR LOOK AT WORKS OF ART, FROM AT LEAST ONE OF THESE WEB SITES ON THE TOPIC OF THE WEEK:

Look at: Metropolitan Museum of Art; Uffizi; Louvre

 

 

 

 

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