The Royal Academy in France (as well as its counterpart in Great Britain) essentially set the standards of taste and style in art from the mid-1600s through the 1800s.
• Think about who or what sets artistic styles and tastes today.
• Are there a select few authorities or institutions whose opinions are respected? Or, is art more democratically produced?
The late 1800s saw the emergence of modernism in European life and art. As a new generation of young, adventurous artists gained prominence, the Academy, which had previously dictated preferences and norms, started to collapse. Furthermore, the expansion of commerce in Asia and new scientific breakthroughs enabled new ways of perceiving and describing the globe.
Please answer the following question in a 500-word paper:
Impressionism is often considered the first true, modern art style. Do you agree with this statement or not? Please refer to both Impressionist images and prior art to support your argument. Use APA when citing a painting as a source for a paper, especially for art history or a related area paper.
Please use the APA style to cite the materials given below.
After 1822: The development of Photography
Easby, R. J. (n.d.). Early Photography: Niépce, Talbot and Muybridge.
Read the article: Early Photography: Niépce, Talbot and Muybridge.
George Eastman Museum. The Daguerreotype—Photographic Processes Series—Chapter 2 of 12 [Video]. (2014, December 12) YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d932Q6jYRg8
Watch the video: The Daguerreotype—Photographic Processes Series—Chapter 2 of 12
Mid 1800s: Academic Art
Couture, Romans of the Decadence (video). (n.d.). Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/second-empire/v/thomas-couture-romans-of-the-decadence-1847
Watch the video: Couture, Romans of the Decadence
After 1848: Realism
Gersh-Nesic, B. (n.d.). A beginner’s guide to Realism. Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/realism/a/a-beginners-guide-to-realism
Read the article: A beginner’s guide to Realism
Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew [Video]. (n.d.). Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/us-art-19c/realism-us/v/eakins-gross-agnew
Watch the video: Heroes of modern surgery: Eakins’ Dr. Gross and Dr. Agnew
Late 1800s: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism
Gersh-Nesic, B. (n.d.). A beginner’s guide to Impressionism. Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/impressionism/a/a-beginners-guide-to-impressionism
Read the article: A beginner’s guide to Impressionism
The Art Assignment. (2019, October 17). The Case for Impressionism. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tw51Eh9vcw
Watch the video: The Case for Impressionism
Pollitt, B. (n.d.). Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair. Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/impressionism/a/cassatt-little-girl-in-a-blue-armchair
Read the article: Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair
What is Post-Impressionist Art? (n.d.) Google Arts and Culture
Read the article: What is Post-Impressionist Art?
Harris, B. and Steve Zucker. (n.d.) An introduction to the painting of Paul Cézanne. Khan Academy. https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/avant-garde-france/post-impressionism/a/an-introduction-to-paul-czanne
Read the article: An introduction to the painting of Paul Cézanne
Ives, C. (October, 2004). Japonisme. Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History.
Read the article: Japonisme
Asian Art Museum. (2015, September 29). Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvDJFxnXlsU
Watch the video: Looking East: How Japan inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and other western artists
Please read pp 3-6 of Terry Barrett’s Why is that Art? Aesthetics and Criticism of Contemporary Art and write a 150 word reading response. This can include a very brief summary and your interpretation.
Open the PowerPoint titled Romanticism vs. Realism. In order to listen to the PowerPoint you need to open it, go to SLIDESHOW in the upper tabs and choose PLAY FROM START, then hit the space bar and you will hear me narrate the lecture.
You are a part of the Bourgeoisie (the middle classes in the nineteenth century, the bourgeoisie became the arbiters of cultural taste and art production. The term ‘bourgeoisie’ is most commonly used in relation to the emerging middle and upper-middle classes specifically in France) and are attending an art exhibition at the Salon. Refer to the previous slide for images, #23.
1. What work(s) of art do you expect to see? Choose 2 works of art. List the numbers and explain your reasons specifically.
2. What work(s) of art do you expect to be rejected from the French Academy and not be represented in an exhibit at the Salon? Choose 2 works of art. List the numbers and explain your reasons specifically.
3. Watch the video http://artistproject.metmuseum.org/4/swoon/ that discusses the artwork in slide #14. Explain how artwork from this time period is changing and why. Do you like this direction art is taking? Why or why not? Explain the style, genre and color palette and how this new style differs from art we have previously studied.
Read – Impressionism
1. What is Impressionism?
2. How does it differ from previous styles? What was the subject and how was it painted?
3. Why is the city of Paris important?
4. Define the avant-garde?
5. Who was Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre and what did he invent? Explain your answer in detail.
6. Who is Nadar? How does he change art and photography. Explain your answer in detail.
7. How do Americans feel about photography? You can refer to the video for your answer.
In 500 words paper, please address the following:
Do you think the visual arts are still as helpful in conveying messages to the public as they were in the 18th and 19th centuries? Explain the answer.
Please refer to the resources listed below in the APA format:
1700-1800: Age of Enlightenment
Zucker, D., & Zucker, B. (2016). A beginner’s guide to the Age of Enlightenment.
Read the article: A beginner’s guide to the Age of Enlightenment
1760-1848: Industrial Revolution in Britain
Harland, S. (n.d.). Hogarth, A Rake’s Progress. Khan Academy.
Read the article: Hogarth, A Rake’s Progress
William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (including Tête à Tête) [Video]. (n.d.). Khan Academy.
Watch the video: William Hogarth, Marriage A-la-Mode (including Tête à Tête)
After 1760: Neoclassicism
Gersh-Nesic, B. Neoclassicism, an introduction. (n.d.). Khan Academy.
Read the article: Neoclassicism, an introduction
David, Oath of the Horatii [Video]. (n.d.). Khan Academy.
Watch the video: David, Oath of the Horatii
1790s – 1850s: Romanticism
Romanticism in France
McCoy, C. B. (n.d.). Romanticism in France. Khan Academy.
Read the article: Romanticism in France.
Zygmont, B. (n.d.). Liberty Leading the People by Delacroix. Khan Academy.
Read the article: Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People
Zappella, C. (n.d.). Goya, And there’s nothing to be done (from the Disasters of War). Khan Academy.
Read the lesson: Goya, And there’s nothing to be done (from the Disasters of War).
The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment [Video]. (n.d.). Khan Academy.
Watch the video: The Scientific Revolution and the Age of Enlightenment
Schaefer, S. C. (n.d.). Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. Khan Academy.
Read the lesson: Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Open the PowerPoint titled Neoclassical. In order to listen to the PowerPoint you need to open it, go to SLIDESHOW in the upper tabs and choose PLAY FROM START, then hit the space bar and you will hear me narrate the lecture.
Answer the following questions and post your answers on BlackBoard. Comment on a classmates’s post. Extra credit is given for additional comments.
1.Compare and contrast the two paintings on the last slide of the narrated lecture: “The Village Bride” and “Return from Cythera”.
Be sure to compare the similarities and differences of: the style of painting, technique, color palette, genre (still life, landscape, interior, portrait), figures, clothing, event taking place, lighting.
What a major difference between the two?
2. Choose one piece of art/architecture that best explains/describes this period. Why? Be sure to include the
title, artist, date.
3. Define each term:
Académie Royale de Peinture et de Sculpture (French Royal Academy
The Grand Tour
Prix de Rome
1. What is Romanticism? 2. How does it differ from Neoclassicism?
3. How does Delacroix’s work differ from history painting?
4. What is his painting, “Liberty Leading the People” about?
5. Is it an example of Romanticism? If so how?
6. Why are the people in his painting important?
7. Explain in detail, using examples from the video and readings to explain how they relate to the narrative. Include the importance of specific figures, their clothing etc. 8. Why is it important that Notre Dame in the background of the painting? 9. Can you think of a recent event that encouraged artists to respond by making art?
10. How do the lyrics, inspired by Victor Hugo’s famous novel, Les Misérables (1862), and the musical (1980) and films that followed relate to your previous answer and the meaning of the painting?
His novel was written during and in response to the French Revolution.
Power Point Attatched
Thinking about Mirai
–Who is included in the family? How are they integrated into the film? What role they do play to Kun,
our main protagonist?
–How does Kun and his ‘nuclear’ family (mother/father/baby sister/dog) relate to their extended family?
–What does the symbol of the ‘family tree’ say about the construction of family?
Thinking about Tokyo Godfathers
–What are the types of family we see (biological/chosen/idealized/etc.) and how are they portrayed?
–What does “family” mean for each of the three main characters?
What are the conflicting definitions of family? Do the characters’ definitions change over the
course of the movie?
–What can challenge or break a family? (What does that tell us about how families are constructed?)
Thinking about either
–Do we see representations of the modern changes in the Japanese family?
What (if anything) do you notice about familial patriarchy (remnants of the ie system),
a father’s impotence/powerlessness, or an absent mother?
Write an analytic paper on Tezuka Osamu’s Metropolis that relates to one of the three themes of this course:
sex/gender/sexuality, the construction of family, or the definition of humanity/posthumanism.
Note that in this specific context, ‘villa’ denotes the entire architectural complex, comprising a number of elements such as the casino, different water basins and fountains, a nymphaeum, formal and functional gardens, etc. Depending on the location and purpose of the villa, some elements may be more emphasized than others, and some may not be present at all.
Read the two attached texts: on Renaissance villas and on humanistic conviviality.
Now imagine you are a very wealthy person living in 16th-century Rome. Write a one-page letter to a renowned architect, preferably also based in Rome, informing him of your desire to commission a villa. Explain where the villa should be situated and how you envision its use. Share your ideas about what the villa should look like, and what parts you deem indispensable. Will it have a casino? Water basins and fountains? Gardens? Be as specific as you can, and pay attention to historical accuracy.