AH 54: Modern Art
Tips on Writing a Formal Analysis Paper
I. A paper must have an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Introduction: Must mention titles, artists, and years of the works youre going to
discuss. Whats your main point(s)/argument? Say it conc
Paper Assignment 1: Formal Analysis / Painting
For this first assignment, you must visit a major museum collection in the Los Angeles area
(LACMA, the Hammer Museum, the Getty, the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, etc.) and
WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES: ART HISTORY
Producing an art history paper involves, for many students, a modification not only in
their way of writing, but also in their way of seeing. This realization may cause a certain
amount of anxiety at first, but you
AH 54: MODERN ART
Essential Terms for Formal Analysis
Art has two components: form and content.
Form: line, shape, color, texture, spatial qualities, composition.
Content: the subject matter and ideas expressed in a work of art.
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Hospital at Saint-Rmy (1889)
Hospital at Saint-Rmy, the oil on canvas created by Vincent Van Gogh, was one of a
series of paintings he created during his stay at the hospital. Van Gogh admitted himself
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Vincent Van Goghs Starry Night:
Strong Beliefs in Every Stroke
Starry Night, the oil on canvas created by Vincent Van Gogh, was one of a series of
paintings he created during his stay in a mental hospit
ART HISTORY 54LECTURE NOTES
LECTURE 1: 9/27
To be modern is to know what is not possible anymore Roland Barthes
Not just the taking up of new forms but the old ones
Modernism began 1863 or 1865
When does modern art begin? Modernism?