A AH2ScheduleWI2016

Spring 2016 Weekly Schedule

The Schedule is currently under reconstruction; links will be added as soon as the changes are complete.

Please be sure to read the assigned chapters in Gardner's Art Through the Ages before you come to class each week. Any required additional readings will be linked under "Assignment" below.

Contents of slide lectures (although not the topics themselves) are subject to change; any modifications will be made at least two weeks in advance and posted here.

Week Topic Assignment

The transformation of Classicism: Baroque and Rococo
A review discussion on especially relevant aspects of Art History 1 will precede the scheduled slide lecture.

Kleiner, Chapters 23 (Review), 24, 25, 26 (pp. 763-770)
For Newbies: How to Build Good Slide Lists
Workshop: Still Life Composition. Due week 3; required.

Neoclassicism and Romanticism

Note: the recent film, Mr. Turner, is out on DVD and available through various video-streaming applications.

Kleiner, Chapters 26 (770-791), 27 (pp. 793-815)
Reminder: Still Life Composition due week 3; required.


Video: J.M.W. Turner (excerpt)

Realism, Impressionism, and the Impact of Photography

Chapters 27, 28 (weeks 3 & 4)
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Thematic Essays (Metropolitan Museum of Art): Nineteenth-Century French Realism; Impressionism: Art and Modernity
Workshop: Photography Before Color. Due no later than week 6; required.


Art and the Industrial Revolution: The Preraphaelites, The Arts & Crafts Movement, Symbolism, and L'Art Nouveau

Kleiner, Chapters 27 and 28, continued
The Pre-raphaelite Lens: British Photography and Painting 1848-1875 (National Gallery of Art)

5 Midterm exam

Study guide; blog post: How to Take an Exam


The Development of Modernism, Part 1: Post Impressionism and Expressionism

Introduction to the Formal Analysis Essay assignment

Kleiner, Chapters 29, 30, 36, and 37 for the rest of the quarter.
On relevant Japanese art: Chapter 34 (pp.1065-1077)

Understanding Formal Analysis (The Getty)


The Development of Modernism, Part 2: Cubism, Primitivism, and the origins of Abstraction

Workshop: Still Life and Collage. Due by week 10; required.
Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection (Met)


Museum Field Trip

Class does not meet, but students are expected to use this time to visit an art museum in pursuit of completing the Formal Analysis essay. See the assignment guidelines for recommended museums.


After Cubism: Bauhaus, Constructivism, Art Deco

Bauhaus Links
Formal Analysis essay due for bonus credit (up to 35 points total)


The Avant-Garde and “Degenerate Art”
Video: Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art)

There is no slide list for this week. Discussion will center on the Degenerate Art Exhibit and its implications, and the movement in modern art from representation to abstraction.

Degenerate Art: The Fate of the Avant-Garde in Nazi Germany (the book from which the film was made)
Degenerate Art: Artists in the 1937 Munich Show (Profiles of artists included in the Entartete Kunst exhibit)
Be able to identify works and artists from the lectures that were represented in the show.
Formal Analysis essay due for full credit (up to 30 points)

11 Final Exam Study guide for final exam
Formal Analysis essay due for reduced credit (up to 25 points)
All bonus workshops due

last update: 06.03.16