Art 3401 Syllabus
Instructor: Dr. David Ludley,
Professor of Art History & English
Office: Arts & Sciences 105 H
Required Text: American Visions (The
Epic History of Art in America) by Robert Hughes (Alfred A.
Great news! The videotapes that previously had to be
checked out from the CSU Library are now available to be played directly from my
Homepage! The user name and password will be given to students at the
Orientations. If for some reason you wish to, though, you still should be
able to check out the videotapes.
Additional Test Review Powerpoint Sites and other Art
Study and Research/Resource Websites are available on my
TENTATIVE OFFICE HOURS in A&S
Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:30pm-1:30pm & 7:55pm-9:10pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 3:30pm-4:30pm
AND the half hour following each Art 3101 and Art 3401class meeting.
*PLEASE REMEMBER: BY ORDER OF
THE REGISTRAR, CSU DROPS STUDENTS WHO DO NOT SHOW UP FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF A
CLASS WHETHER YOU CONTACT THE PROFESSOR OR NOT.
Required Orientation and exams must be taken on the
dates below, in-class; the three reviews are optional but very important to attend:
IMPORTANT DATES AND ROOMS:
Notes on course number 24721:
Online class with required on-campus meetings as follows, all in room T - 100:
Required Orientation: Saturday, Jan. 7, 1:30pm-3:00pm
OR Thursday, January 12, 8pm-9:15pm.
Optional, but important, Review #1:
Sat., Feb. 11, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Required Exam #1: Sat., Feb. 18, 1:30pm-3:00pm
High Museum Tour: Sunday, Feb. 26, at 2:30pm, at the High. (Allow at
least half-an-hour to a full hour for buying tickets, parking, and lines.
Bring your Student I.D. and pencils, not pens, to take notes; non-flash
photography is possible.)
Optional, but important, Review #2: Sat., March 17, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Required Exam #2: Sat., March 24, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Museum Paper Due (hard copy with High Museum receipt sticker): Monday, April
2, no later than 7pm, in my A & S 110 mailbox or on my office door: A
& S 105H (-10 per day penalty after that.) It MUST be a hard
copy with sticker to avoid the daily lateness penalty, not an emailed one.
Optional, but important, Review #3: Sat., April 21, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Required Exam #3: Sat., April 28, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Art 3401--American Art Visions--is an appreciation and history
of American Art, primarily paintings, sculpture, and some
architecture, from the very beginnings of the "New Founde
Land" to the present day. This is an on-line telecourse,
which includes instruction provided via online videos, accessible from my
are required to attend the Orientation meeting and all three exam
sessions, on campus at the designated times (See "Important Dates,"
above, or on the Online "DUCK"). You will
also be required to go to the High Museum at some point during
the semester, to write up a special analysis of an American work
of art on display there; I will explain that to you at the
required Orientation session. NOTE: The High Museum will probably cost from
$6 to $15 with student I.D., so you need to figure that in as part of your
course expenses. In addition, I have scheduled three
test review sessions, one before each test, as indicated, once
again, both below and in CSU's Online "DUCK." Although the Schedule indicates that the review sessions are
optional, if one is smart, he or she will attend ALL of those.
Since they only last around an hour and thirty minutes, these
sessions do not cover all the material on the test; that would be
impossible in that limited time. However, I do give you important tips,
practice questions, a quickie review, and discuss the Powerpoint
Study Slides with you--besides answering any questions--that have
ALWAYS proven extremely valuable for success on the exams.
Normally, a student does poorly on exams if he or she doesn't
attend those review sessions.
And on-line telecourses tend to be much more of a challenge
than normal class-room courses, anyway.
In selecting an on-line telecourse approach to learning the
course material, you have decided that a basically independent
study approach will work well for you in your present situation.
To be successful, you will have to exercise truly extraordinary
self-discipline, since you will be learning pretty much on your
own, outside of the traditional college classroom environment.
The instructor will be available to advise and assist you, even
chat with you on-line, but you must pace and motivate yourself--using
the course outline in this syllabus--and watch ALL the telecourse
lessons, study ALL the assigned textbook readings, and study all the
slides I have provided for you on-line with my Powerpoint
Presentation Review Slides.
This approach does give you a lot of freedom
to study when you choose; however, as we pointed out, it also
requires an unusual amount of self-discipline and
self-motivation. Keep in mind that, typically, a student must
devote around 15 hours a week or more, watching telecourse
lessons, reading assignments, using the chat room (if you wish),
and studying slides for the three exams, in order to earn an
acceptable grade. As you can see, I have provided many helpful
resources for you; it is up to you, to use them.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Art Outcome 1: Knowledge of the subject matter and history of art: major
works, issues, movements.
- Art Outcome 2: Ability to communicate orally and in writing in a clear,
COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES:
- Course Outcome 1: Demonstrate Knowledge of the subject matter and
history of art: major works, issues, movements.
- Course Outcome 2: Demonstrate Communication Skills by critiquing the
works of others, including historical works.
- Course Outcome 3: Demonstrate Critical Thinking Skills in effectively
analyzing art concepts and successfully applying these skills in aesthetic
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION REVIEW SITES:
IMPORTANT: To view the Powerpoint Presentation Review Slides, you must
use a log-in and a password. You will be given these passwords at our
Orientation meeting, since only students signed up for this class are legally
allowed to use them.
ART 3401 - American Art Visions (3-0-3)
A survey of American Art from the foundation of American identity
within the New World-Colonial era, through the mulitple tends and
identities of Modern America. Prerequisites: ENGL 1102.
Completion of CRIT 1101 and Area C recommended.
ITP CHOICE POLICY:
Each CSU student is required to have ready access throughout
the semester to a notebook computer that meets faculty-approved
hardware and software requirements for the student's academic
program. See http://itpchoice.clayton.edu
for full details of this policy. Also, you MUST obtain the CSU e-mail
address mailbox, so that you receive the important messages that I will be
sending you during the course of the semester. These messages will be sent
ONLY to your CSU e-mail address. You will be responsible for knowing the
information sent in these e-mail messages, in any case. Saying you didn't
check your e-mail will NOT count as an excuse.
OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE:
One objective of the course will be to acquaint you with
American Art and its relationship to society. As our textbook
author points out, "the intense relationship between the
American people and their surroundings has been the source of a
rich artistic tradition." And there are many exciting and
often surprising ways in which "artists have expressed this
pervasive connection." We will study painting, sculpture,
and architecture in regard to their visual meanings, merits, and
value as expressions of society--and expressions of individual
artists functioning in this multi-cultural society of America.
FIRST EXAM: 100 Points
SECOND EXAM: 100 Points
THIRD EXAM (Final Exam, but not comprehensive): 100 Points
ANALYSIS OF AMERICAN ART WORK (Must Be on Display, NOW, in the
High Museum): 50 Points
TOTAL: 350 Points
Course grades will be determined on the basis of a straight
350 point scale, with a final distribution of points equaling the
grades listed below:
A = 315 - 350
B = 280 - 314
C = 245 - 279
D = 210 - 244
F = 209 or fewer points
This is based on the traditional percentages of...
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
59% or below = F
This will be a typed (double-spaced) analysis of an American work of art,
currently on display at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. (IF
YOU DO NOT CHOOSE AN AMERICAN WORK IN THE HIGH, THE PAPER WILL
RECEIVE A ZERO). Therefore, you are required to go to the High Museum one
day this semester to pick a work of American art and to analyze it. I will also
let you know a date when I will be there to help you and to explain works to
you, if you choose to come on that day. Tentatively, that date is Sunday,
Feb. 26, at 2:30pm, meeting
at the High. (Plan to get there half an hour to an hour early, to give you time
for parking, buying your ticket, and possibly standing in line. I will be
waiting for you just inside the atrium area.) Please remember: the High
Museum will cost around $6 to $12 per adult with student I.D. discount; so you
will need to figure on that as part of your course expenses. SAVE YOUR
STICKER/RECEIPT! You must attach that to your museum paper.
In your analysis, you will be required to discuss the
meaning(s) of the work, including an examination and
discussion--at length--of all symbols, colors, objects, and
similar "tools" that the artist uses to communicate to
us. At the Orientation Meeting, I will give you packets so you
will know what to look for and write about. MOST IMPORTANT, YOU WILL DO
THIS BY ANALYZING THE INDIVIDUAL, SPECIFIC WORK OF ART IN THE HIGH, USING CSU'S
FIVE AESTHETIC CRITERIA, WHICH WE WILL DISCUSS DURING THE ORIENTATION. 75%
of the paper's grade will be based on the Aesthetic Criteria; 25% of the paper's
grade will be based on CSU's Writing Criteria, including following all the
directions presented here, in this syllabus. (As I will explain at the
Orientation, for Criterion #2, you will also need to compare your painting,
detail by detail, to another work of art in our book. However, only one
section of the paper involves this comparison/contrast, NOT the whole paper.)
Secondly, you will need to directly connect the work with a
specific period, such as Romanticism or Neo-classicism, as
discussed in your textbook. You will need to discuss at length
exactly how it fits into that period and that specific section of
the Hughes book. You MUST find and give the page numbers of references from the
(in reference to this period of art, at least, if not to the specific artist) and use
quotation marks, as needed. Parenthetical footnoting in the body of the
paper and a separate "Works
Cited" page are therefore required. This, of course, goes for any other
books, articles, or email sources you use, as well--whether you quote them or
even paraphrase and just use their ideas. Anything else is plagiarism and
will result in an "F" on the paper and possibly in the class, if the
instructor judges the case serious enough. Further penalties may be imposed by
the University. (Keep in mind that you can not "cite" works
on your "Works Cited" page unless you have already cited them with
embedded footnotes in the text of your paper.) Use the MLA Style of
documentation. My homepage also contains a link
to both "documentation form" and to the library's art homepage, which
includes information about books we own that relate to artists in the High
In that regard, again, please beware of "plagiarism." As you know by
now, "plagiarism" refers to one using anyone else's
words or ideas--even just their ideas--without giving them full credit each and every
time. Any of that stuff will result in an "F." Or
worse. (Other examples of plagiarism include copying ideas--even
with different wording--from an art encyclopedia, an art catalog,
a "model" paper, another student's paper, and so on.) Note: CSU is
taking a hard view on plagiarism and resultant penalties.
Note: with our new Turnitin software, plagiarism is easy to detect and
document. Three sentences of it or more results in an “F” on the paper and if
it is more significant, an “F” in the course and possible expulsion from the
TO DO THOSE PARENTHETICAL FOOTNOTES AND THAT "WORKS CITED" PAGE!
And ANY phrases or words copied from another source MUST be put within quotation
You should try to find a postcard in the High or a photo on
the internet, or take your own photo at the High, to illustrate
the paper. As well, the High Museum website also contains pictures that may be
downloaded. Also, you must include your sticker from the High, on your
paper, documenting your going there. Your paper must be typed and
If you have ANY further question, after our orientation
discussion and the other resources, of what I am looking for in
the paper, it is your obligation to talk to me. I
am available to you, by e-mail, telephone, and posted office
hours. That does mean not procrastinating till the last minute,
of course... I have also placed copies of a past successful
museum paper on reserve behind the desk in the library. The only
thing missing from it are the references you make to our specific
textbook (discussed above). I also have on reserve booklets that
explain various "aesthetic elements" that I and Hughes
discuss and that you should refer to.
THE PAPER MUST BE MORE THAN THREE PAGES LONG. (SHORTER
WILL BE PENALIZED.) IT
WILL BE DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, April 2, in my mailbox in A & S (G) 110,
by 7 pm. Plan your time
accordingly so that you can get a hard copy WITH STICKER in my mailbox by that
time. LATE PAPERS WILL LOSE -10% FOR EACH UNEXCUSED DAY LATE (i.e., one
letter grade lower for each day late). Even with the -10% per day
penalty, absolutely no paper will be accepted after Tuesday, April 10, at 7 pm.
Classes meet seven times on campus. Specific dates and times are listed both
in the Fall Schedule and below, in the REQUIRED
ASSIGNMENTS section. We have the required Orientation meeting
first, on either Sat.,
January 7, 1:30pm-3:00pm, in T-100 or Thurs., January 12, 8pm-9:15pm, T-100.
Attending one of the two orientation meetings at the times and dates listed is
REQUIRED, as are the three exam meetings. You MUST attend all three exam
sessions at the dates and times listed below and in the SPRING DUCK Schedule.
Before each test, we will have a Review Session. Although the SPRING DUCK Schedule lists the Review Sessions as
optional, I highly recommend you attend these. People who don't
attend the Review Sessions tend to do very poorly on the tests.
Although it is impossible to cover all that will be on the test
in those hour and thirty minute sessions, I give you important
tips, a quickie review, practice questions, answer questions, and
I discuss the Powerpoint Presentation Slides. This will give you
a great deal of help in knowing whether you are studying enough
and what sorts or questions will be on the test. As you view the
telecourse lessons, read the materials in the text and study the
slides, please note any questions that you may want answered
during our review sessions.
*YOU MAY BRING A SELF-ADDRESSED, STAMPED ENVELOPE TO EACH EXAM, SO
THAT I MAY MAIL YOU YOUR EXAM RESULTS. WE ARE NO LONGER ALLOWED TO EMAIL THEM OR
GIVE THEM OVER THE PHONE.
*HOWEVER, I WILL ALSO POST YOUR GRADES AS WE GO ALONG ON THE Georgia View
WEBSITE. FOR YOUR BENEFIT, I WILL SET UP A GAView GRADE BOOK FOR
YOU. WITH THIS, YOU CAN LOOK UP YOUR GRADES ONLINE, BEFORE I PASS THEM
BACK IN CLASS. TO GET THERE, GO TO "https://clayton.view.usg.edu/."
ONCE YOU REACH THAT SITE, JUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS FOR LOGGING IN. IF YOU HAVE ANY TROUBLE, PLEASE CALL (OR VISIT) THE HUB
All students are required to attend the Orientation Meeting
and ALL three of the examination sessions. Missed examinations
may not be made up except under extraordinary, documentable
circumstances. In addition, even if justified, make-up tests are
tougher than the original tests, because the easier, more
obvious questions will have been pretty well used up on the original test. Please note comments above in regard to the
extreme importance of the three Review Sessions.
If you miss any Review Sessions, do NOT ask that I
send you "what you missed" by e-mail or any other way.
That is not practical and can not be done. If you must
miss one, you will need to arrange for a friend to take notes for
you or to tape it.
ACCESS TO COURSE VIDEO LESSONS:
All students used to have to check out the videocassettes, containing all
nine of the videotaped lessons, from the CSU library. Now, however, I have
digitalized them and they are all available and accessible from my homepage.
SOFTCORE INFORMATION/OFFICE HOURS:
Please note the office hour schedule, on the first page of the syllabus.
Later, you may click on
the office hours from my home page, after the first week of the Spring semester. Feel
free to call me, e-mail me or come by my office any time you have
any questions concerning the class or the materials assigned for
reading and viewing. Please note on the office hours that I have also allowed time
after each review session and exam session, for one-on-one time
in my office, for your convenience, if you wish to use it
It is vital that you talk to me RIGHT AWAY if you need help or
have ANY questions. That's not only your responsibility, but it
is what I'm here for, and I would like to get to know you
individually. Most important, be sure to follow RELIGIOUSLY the
attached course outline of reading and viewing assignments. Far
more than in any other kind of college course, success in an
on-line telecourse is largely up to a student's own
self-discipline and self-determination. GO FOR IT!
COURSE SCHEDULE/REQUIRED ASSIGNMENTS:
I. TO PREPARE FOR BIGGIE NUMBER ONE (FIRST EXAM):
PLEASE NOTE: THE VIDEO PROGRAMS ARE NOW ALL
AVAILABLE FROM MY HOMEPAGE!
FIRST, SINCE THE VIDEO PROGRAMS START WITH THE CONTENT OF CHAPTER
TWO AND THEN GO BACK TO THE CONTENT OF CHAPTER ONE, WE WILL
PROCEED IN THE SAME ORDER, SO AS TO KEEP THE TEXT BOOK AND THE
VIDEO PROGRAMS TOGETHER AND COORDINATED.
A. Therefore, your first assignment is to watch the first
video program on your required tapes: "The Republic of
B. And, along with that video, you must READ, in the American
Visions textbook, Chapter Two--"The Republic of
Virtue": pages 69 - 118, 123 - 125 (Houdon), & 127 -
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS (AND ARCHITECT) TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES AND,
WHERE APPLICABLE, IN THE VIDEOS AND POWERPOINT 1 STUDY SLIDE SITE:
Benjamin West, John Singleton Copley, Charles Willson Peale,
Raphaelle Peale, Rembrandt Peale, Thomas Jefferson, Jean-Antoine
Houdon, Gilbert Stuart, and Thomas Cole (in the video). The
reading assignment for Cole is further below, in Chapter Three.
C. Next, watch the second video program, "The Promised
Land," as a foundation review of how it all started in the
D. This corresponds to Chapter One in your textbook, "O
My America, My New Founde Land."
However, I only have you read the important pages. You required
to read pages 2 - 6 (Intro.), then pages 20 - middle of 25
(ending with the words "...together and to God," pages
31 - 38, pages 43 - 44, bottom of 47 - 52, and, finally, pages 63
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES AND, WHERE APPLICABLE,
IN THE VIDEOS AND POWERPOINT 1 SITE:
The two Anonymous painters on pages 33 - 34, Thomas Smith, Edward
Hicks, Rebecca Fisher Stoltzfus (and Amish quilts in general),
Justus Engelhardt Kuhn (Henry Darnall III painting),
John Smibert, and Robert Feke.
E. Review the Romanticism and Thomas Cole references
(including Course of Empire) in Video Program One.
F. Then watch Video Program Three, "The Wilderness and
G. Along with that program, and the Cole/Romanticism
references in Video One, READ in the American Visions text:
Chapter Three, "The Wilderness and the West"--pages 136
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES:
Thomas Cole, John James Audubon, Asher Durand, Frederick E. Church, Martin
Johnson Heade, J.F. Kensett, George Caleb Bingham, Charles B.
King, George Catlin, John Mix Stanley, Emanuel Leutze, Albert
Bierstadt, Thomas Moran, and Frederic Remington.
H. Attend the Review Session and then study the corresponding
slides for text chapters One, Two and Three on your Powerpoint 1
website. Remember to pay your special attention to the "MOST
IMPORTANT ARTISTS..." that I identified for you above. If an
artist's specific work is shown BOTH in the text and in the video
and/or Powerpoint 1, you know it's more likely than others to be
on a test. HOWEVER, you may be tested on an important artist's
work even if that work only appears once, in the book or on the
Powerpoint, as long as it is by one of the "IMPORTANT
ARTISTS," as indicated in this course outline. It's just
that if it appears more than once, it must be especially
important. The important slides are all included in the
"Powerpoint Presentations," which you may link to and
print up from my homepage. These have always made very good
"flash card" study aids, as well. Use "Powerpoint
Presentation One" for this first exam.
- REVIEW DATE AND TIME: Optional,
but important, Review #1: Sat., Feb. 11, 1:30-3pm in T-100.
- REQUIRED EXAM ONE DATE AND
Required Exam #1: Sat., Feb. 18, 1:30-3pm
II. TO PREPARE FOR BIGGIE NUMBER TWO (SECOND EXAM):
A. First, READ Chapter Four in the textbook: "American
Renaissance": pages 206 - 212, 218 - top of 225, 229 - 232,
and 237 - 269.
THIS TIME YOU ARE READING THE BOOK CHAPTER FIRST, BEFORE THE
CORRESPONDING VIDEO (Video Program Four), SO YOU WILL KNOW WHICH
PARTS OF VIDEO FOUR ARE RELEVANT.
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES and also to watch for
in the next video:
Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas W. Dewing, John
Singer Sargent!, James Whistler, Mary Cassatt, William Merritt
Chase, Childe Hassam, and Maurice Prendergast.
B. After reading Chapter Four, NOW watch Video Program Four,
"The Gilded Age." Much of this video program relates to
Chapter Four in the textbook and you will be tested on in this
Exam Two. However, parts of the second half of this video program
relate to the next chapter, which will also be on Exam Two. Base
your studying in each case on the "IMPORTANT ARTISTS" I
have indicated for you to study for each exam, such as in
"A" above, for this test.
C. NEXT, READ Chapter Five in the textbook: "The Gritty
Cities"--see painting on page 270 and then start reading on
page 280 - 335.
AGAIN, YOU ARE READING THE BOOK CHAPTER FIRST, SO THAT YOU WILL
KNOW WHAT PARTS AND WHAT ARTISTS ARE RELEVANT TO THIS TEST, ON
VIDEO FOUR AND FIVE.
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES and also on Videos
Four and Five:
John Roebling (Brooklyn Bridge), Louis Sullivan, Thomas Eakins,
Winslow Homer (the preceding are on video four; most of the
following, on video five), Jacob Riis, Robert Henri (and the
ASHCAN SCHOOL), John Sloan, George Luks, and George Bellows.
D. After reading Chapter FIVE, you may wish to re-watch Video
Program Four, "The Gilded Age." Much of this video
program relates to Chapter FIVE in the textbook.
E. NOW, READ Chapter SIX in the text, "Early
Modernism"--pages 336 - 401. The material in this chapter is
discussed in video program five, assigned next.
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO STUDY ON THESE PAGES and also in Video
Arthur Dove, Stieglitz, Marcel DuChamp, Albert Ryder, Marsden
Hartley, John Marin, Joseph Stella, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles
Demuth, Charles Sheeler, and Frank Lloyd Wright!
F. NOW watch Video Program Five, "A Wave From the
Atlantic." Once again, much of this video program relates to
Chapter Five in the textbook and will be tested on in this Exam
Two, and the rest of it applies to Chapter Six and so will also
be tested in this exam. THE WHOLE THING IS RELEVANT TO THE
CURRENT TEST; it's just that where it discusses Riis through
Bellows, that relates to chapter five, and the rest applies to
the artists above in chapter six...but there are ALL on exam two.
(See the "IMPORTANT ARTISTS" above in "A,"
"C," and "E")
G. Attend the Review Session and then study the corresponding
Powerpoint 2 slides for text chapters Four, Five and Six from my
homepage website. In this regard, remember to pay your special
attention to the "MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS..." that I
identified for you. These are all provided for you to link to and
print up on the "Powerpoint Presentation Two" Site on
- REVIEW DATE AND TIME: Optional,
but important, Review #2: Sat., March 17, 1:30-3pm in T-100.
- REQUIRED EXAM TWO DATE AND TIME:
Required Exam #2: Sat., March 24, 1:30-3pm
III. TO PREPARE FOR BIGGIE NUMBER THREE (THIRD/FINAL
NOTE: This last exam includes
modern art, which can use a lot more explaining than the older
forms of art. For that reason, you will have four video programs
to help you in understanding this art--more programs than for
each of the other individual tests--NOT because they want to give
you more work, but because they want to give you more help: I
believe you can use the additional explanations for this one.
A. First, WATCH video program Six: "Streamlines and
B. Along with this, READ the corresponding Chapter 7 in the
textbook. This chapter is also entitled, "Streamlines and
Breadlines." Specifically, SEE the painting on page 402, and
then READ pages 419 (last paragraph) - 457.
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO FOCUS ON IN CHAPTER 7 and in the video
A. Calder, E. Hopper, Stuart Davis, Grant Wood, J.S. Curry, T. H.
Benton, Diego Rivera, and Jacob Lawrence.
C. Now, WATCH video Program 7: "The Empire of
D. Along with that, READ Chapter 8 in the textbook. This
chapter is also entitled, "The Empire of Signs."
Specifically, SEE the painting on page 464, and READ pages 465 -
491 (through Rothko)...and then pages 501 (starting with Smith) -
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO FOCUS ON IN CHAPTER 8 and in the video
A. Gorky, W. de Kooning, J. Pollock, M. Rothko, David Smith, A.
Wyeth, Jasper Johns, R. Rauschenberg, R. Bearden, R.
Lichtenstein, C. Oldenburg, J. Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol.
E. Next, WATCH video Program 8 of the "American
Visions" series, "The Age of Anxiety."
F. Along with that, READ Chapter 9 in the text, also entitled
"The Age of Anxiety." Specifically, READ pages 542 -
554 and then 558 (minimalism) - 565, skipping over to 572 - 577
(Smithson, Turrell, Nauman) and 582 - 587 (Guston), and then the
bottom half of 606 (Kienholz) - 609, and finally mid 619
(..."America's present...) to the end (620).
*IMPORTANT ARTISTS TO FOCUS ON IN CHAPTER 9 and in the video
Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Pearlstein, Frank Stella, Donald
Judd, Smithson, Turrell, Nauman, Guston, and Kienholz.
G. Now, WATCH the last video program ("Chapter 9"), which
is "Art of the Western World": "In Our Own
Time." This is one lesson from a very fine series which will
help you understand this exam's important artists and these art
periods much better. This also gives us a review of the Pop Art
[also covered in video Program 7] of text Chapter 8, and takes us
through Pollock, Abstract Expressionism, and beyond, as in
Chapter 9 of our textbook.)
H. Attend the Review Session and then study the corresponding
Powerpoint 3 slides for text chapters seven, eight, and nine,
paying most attention to the "MOST IMPORTANT ARTISTS"
that I identified for you. Please link to and print up
"Powerpoint Presentation Three," for your benefit.
- REVIEW DATE AND TIME: Optional,
but important, Review #3: Sat., April 21, 1:30-3pm in T-100.
- REQUIRED EXAM THREE DATE AND TIME:
Required Exam #3: Sat., April 28, 1:30-3pm
At Clayton State University, we expect and support high motivation and academic
achievement. Look for Operation Study activities and programs this semester that
are designed to enhance your academic success such as study sessions, study
breaks, workshops, and opportunities to earn Study Bucks (for use in the
University Bookstore) and other items.
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