Art 260H Notes February 12, 2015
The Stone Breakers (last lecture)
-Dealing with labor and representations of the working class.
-Courbet identified as a communist.
-This work wasnt well-received by the general art public: the bourgeoisie.
Art 260H Notes March 26, 2015
Worker and Collective Farm Woman (last lecture)
-Stalin came to power, and he ended up changing the political system of Russia. Not in terms of its
overarching communist philosophy, but from distributed leadership to totalita
Art 260H Notes January 29
Marie Antoinette (last lecture)
-Profoundly unsuccessful at reshaping political image.
-Antoinette is executed within two years.
-Lebrun painted a lot for the aristocracy; she was one of the four female members of the Art Academy
Art 260H Notes February 5, 2015
Places: Western Europe
People: rejection of neoclassicism, desire for freedom, imagination over reason, literary movement also
-Romanticism is characterized by extreme darkness in tone, since it
Art 260H Notes March 31, 2015
The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali, 1931
-Dali works with imagery from the dreamstate in order to develop surrealism.
-As an artist, Dali is very interested in Freud. He loved the idea of the Freudian unconscious.
Art 260H Notes April 23, 2015
Woman I, Willem de Kooning, 1950-1952
-Kooning is a lot like Pollock in that theyre both interested in the process of how art is made.
-In the 1950s, he was interested in painting and repainting an image. He would paint somet
Art 260H Notes March 5
Improvisation 28, Vassily Kandinsky, 1912
-Kandinsky paints with a group known as The Blue Rider, a group working alongside De Bruker in the
same time period.
-The assumption is that the name either comes from a painting by a friend
Art 260H Notes April 7, 2015
The Harlem Renaiisance and Rural America
Dates: 1920s through 1940s
Places: United States
People: Urban African-Americans, rural Americans
Forms: Representational imagery, no unified American style
Aspects of Negro Life: From
Art 260H Notes February 17, 2015
Japonisme: A term coined to refer to the interest of new trade goods from Japan in the 19 th Century,
especially woodblock prints.
Ukiyo-e: Japanese woodblock prints depicting images of the floatin
Art 157 Notes January 27
Vocabulary The Enlightenment and Neoclassicism
The Enlightenment: A philosophical movement that stressed empirical evidence as a way to think
critically about the world. Focus on rational thinking.
Bourgeois: Middle class. Pl. bou
Art 260H Notes April 21, 2015
-Even topics that are theoretical, be sure to tie it to specific works of art. Make sure they represent the
-Thesis-driven to an extent; it can be that your thesis is largely tied to a connection that youre maki
Art 260H Notes January 20, 2015
Formal analysis and symbolism
-Formal analysis is useful when describing or interpreting artwork about which you know very
-Formal analysis: Study of the visual design of a work of art.
-Style: A set of v
Art 260H Notes February 26, 2015
Starry Night, Vincent van Gogh, 1889
-VG had a biographical approach to painting, and was also someone who wrote so many person stories
in his letters to his brother that his works are hard to read non-biographically; almo
Art 260H Notes April 2, 2015
Wright is the first of the American visual artists to get famous in Europe. A book is published of his
designs thats hugely inspirational to a number of architects working in Europe.
De Stijl, and the Bauhaus
Art 260H Notes February 3, 2015
Portrait of Belley, Last Lecture
This year reflects many of the changes occurring near the bginning of the Napoleonic Era.
-Belley was a representative from Haiti. Haiti had started its revolution in 1791.
-Belley was the o
Art 260H Notes - April 9, 2015
Mexican Muralism and Frida Kahlo
Dates: 1920s to 1950s
Places: Mexico and the United States
People: Mexican artists responding to Revolution, degrees of socialism
Forms: representational imagery, mural painting, art for the
Orientalism: Europes understanding and views of North African and Middle Eastern people. Often
patronizing and incorrect.
Avant-garde: Military term meaning forward or advance of forces. Used by artists and indicate being at
Art 260H Notes March 10, 2015
Dada and Neue Sachlichehkeit
Places: Zurich, Berlin and New York
People: Avant-garde, World War I
Forms: Collage and photomontage, performance
-WWI is the deadliest conflict on modern record, and profoundly
Vocabulary The Rococo
Salon: Well-decorated room in a Parisian townhouse. Also the name for the gatherings of the welleducated aristocracy, dedicated to learning, luxury, and wit.
Rocaille: Pebble or small stone, from French. Source for term Rococo.
Art 260H Notes March 3, 2015
German Expressionism and Cubism Vocabulary
Primitivism: In early 20th century Western art the use of stylistic elements inspired by the arts of Africa,
Oceania and the native Americas.
Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893
Art 260H Notes March 24, 2015
Suprematism, constructivism and socialist realism
Places: Russia/Soviet Union
People: Avant-garde, radical politics
Forms: Abstract art for radical politics, realism for government art
-In the post-Cold War