Barnett Newman was influential in the art movement known as color field and his use of zips. Mark Rothko was also a key artist in the movement.
Choose one work by each artist to answer the questions below
- Identify how their art illustrated the philosophy of color field.
- Do you like this type of work? Why or Why not?
- Does knowing the background of the artist and the philosophy change how you view the work?
Watch video Cat made: Vietnam and Pop Culture
- Identify how the Vietnam War impacted music, film, photography and art during and after the war. Use three examples Cat used in her presentation to illustrate your answer. Do you think the effect was positive or negative? Why?
Malcolm Brown’s Buddhist Self Immolation photograph
Nick Ut’s work of the little girl running
Eddie Adam’s photograph of the General shooting Viet Cong soldier
CCR- Fortunate Son
CHOOSE ONE OF THE SCULPTURES YOU ENJOYED AND DISCUSS WHY?
This is due February 28 on the blog. You cannot choose your own piece!
Double check I did not omit anyone’s choice- Let me know! Thank you
1.Which sculpture would you like to take home. Why? Where would you put it? What did you like about this work?
2. “If the image could talk to you, what would it say?” What did you learn about this sculptor and the piece itself?
3. If you were on a deserted island and you had to choose one, would you have chosen the same one? Why?
Lee Bontecou – “Flit” – http://museum.cornell.edu/collections/view/flit.html
RON MUECK: BIG MAN –
EXCLAMATION POINT: Richard Artschwager
Dirty White Trash (with gulls) – Shadow Art
Mechanical Head (Spirit of Our Age)
Mark di Suvero – Motu Viget: Giant Tire Swing
Jean Arp Cloud Shepard
What You See May Not be Real
Rodin’s Hand of God and Hand of the Devil
Rodin’s Burghers of Calais
Rodin’s Gates of Hell
Cupid Playing With A Butterfly
Gay Liberation by George Segal
Perseus and Medusa by Cellini
Perseus With the Head of Medusa by Canova
Cupid and Psyche by Canova
Nike of Samothrace
Statue of Prometheus
BERNINI’S Daphne and Apollo
Judy Chicago – “The Dinner Party” In the Brooklyn Museum, view Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party –
Part I: Answer these questions below on loose-leaf. These are due by Monday, February 25. This counts as 50 % of the grade
1. Describe The Dinner Party. List all of its various components of a single place setting. Are they all the same or are they different? Explain
2. How is this table different from a kitchen or dining table?
3. Why did Judy Chicago title this artwork The Dinner Party? What do you see to support your answer?
4. Why do you think Judy Chicago “invited” these individuals to her party? What would you overhear them discussing if the party took place? Please elaborate – choose two women seated close together and identify what they would be discussing – You need to think about time and what each of these women represent – DO NOT BE GENERIC!!!
5. Choose 1 place setting – Click on browse – Look closely at the place setting. Describe the different colors, shapes, lines, and textures. What materials do you see? Do you notice any symbols? What do they represent? Who does this place setting belong to? Judy Chicago wanted to celebrate this woman’s accomplishments. Why do you think this woman was invited to attend The Dinner Party?
Part II: This can be done as a team (two) 50% of the grade Choose a contemporary woman from today and create a place setting for her. This can be created a number of different ways – You choose your own medium but be sure to choose, colors, shapes, writing, or any other objects to reflect the significance of this female today – You cannot choose an American. You may create this at home and prepare the table and photograph it and present it to the class. You need to submit your choice no later than this Friday 2/15 and work on this over the break.
Here is a list of women who you may want to consider!
Your choices should reflect how these women have made a difference and their long term influence
- Malala Yousufzai Little girl shot in Afghanistan for trying to preserve education rights for girls
- Indira Gandhi – PM of India
- Golda Meir – Prime Minister of Israel
- Margaret Thatcher PM of Great Britain England
- Benazir Bhutto PM of Pakistan assassinated
- Violeta Barrios de Chamorro President of Nicaragua
- Khaleda Zia PM of Bangladesh)
- Corazon Aquino president of the Philipines
- Agathe Uwilingiyimana PM of Rwanda assassinated by Hutus
- Maria de Lourdes Pintasiglo PM of Portugal
- Dilma Rousseff – President of Brazil
- Laura Chinchilla – President of Costa Rica
- Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – President of Argentina
- Leymah Gbowee – Liberian Peace activist
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf – President of Liberia
- Shirin Ebadi – Iranian peace activist
- Wangari Maathai – Green Activist in Kenya
- Rigoberta Menchú – Guatemala working for indigenous people
- Aung San Suu Kyi – Mynamar – human rights
- Mother Teresa – Service of the poor
- Anna Politkovskaya – assassinated foe criticizing Vladimir Putin