ART 428 SPRING 2011 ~ DR. BARRIS ~ 2-3:30 208PO

OFFICE: 213PO, M W 2 - 4:45; T TH 8:30 - 10:45; 831-6001; rbarris@radford.edu

LINK TO COMPLETE SYLLABUS

LINK TO ARTSTOR

Weekly Schedule:

1. Paradigm changes in art;
read: Radical Revisions
2. the Cubist paradigm:
textbook readings + "Cubism and other styles"
"On Cubism and Demoiselles d'Avignon"

READING LOG DIRECTIONS FOR WRITING AND FEEDBACK
READING LOG RUBRICS

Flatland (the complete text)

Cubism powerpoint sample (title page removed to preserve anonymity)

Assessment of sample

3. Futurism: Reading supplement 1 ("A Bonfire of Vanities")
4. Dada: an introduction
Benjamin Buchloh, "From Faktura to Factography"
5a. From Dada to New Objectivity, part 1
From Dada to New Objectivity, part 2

Directions for ITP #2

Rubric for ITP #2

6. Constructivism
a. Barris, "Review of Maria Gough, The Artist as Producer: Russian Constructivism in Revolution, and Christina Kiaer, Imagine No Possessions: The Socialist Objects of Russian Constructivism. SECAC Review, 15, No. 2, 2007, 182-185.
b. Deconstructing Utopia
c. Constructivism outline with Study Questions
d. Some thoughts on constructivist theater (with pictures)
The Constructivist Debate

Exam Rubric

Alfred Barr: introduction to the exhibition catalogue for Cubism And Abstract Art

7. KANDINSKY

ITP #3 on Kandinsky
Grading Rubric for ITP3
On the 4th Dimension and Theosophy
Kandinsky's Abstraction
 

8. Mondrian: an outline of main points

Mondrian overview -- less text and more pictures

Reading Question for the reading by Ortega y Gasset: 

What does Ortega mean by his statement that modern art is not only unpopular; it is antipopular? The title of the essay is the "dehumanization of art." What does he mean by the term "dehumanization"? How do the new tendencies in art dehumanize art? And what is he referring to when he talks about the "new art"?

A little about Malevich, for those of you who are interested

9. Surrealism

The Women of Surrealism
Surrealism: Overview
ITP 4: Surrealism and/or Alexander Calder [rubric included]
Alexander Calder

10. Abstract Expressionism

Notes for reading Rosenberg and Greenberg
Abstract Expressionism: Critical Narratives
Jackson Pollock and the Uncertainty of Ritual

FINAL PROJECT FORMAT GUIDELINES AND GRADING RUBRICS

Suggested Content for Paper

De Kooning's Dislocation of History

Mark Rothko: The Artist's Reality

Philip Guston's Impurities

The Return of the Figure after WW II

Post-Abstract Expressionism: Abstraction and/or the Figure?

Guidelines for the Final ITP

A Paradigm of Revelation and Concealment: Deconstruction in Art and Architecture

CLASS RESEARCH PROJECTS

Zach Ulmer: "Hadid, Malevich, and Suprematism"
Christine Hargraves: "Jackson Pollock: Exploring the Unconscious"
Callan Moody: "The Degenerate Art Show"
Amber Kelly: "Picasso, Matisse and Primitive Art"
Corey Lamonica: "Constructed Horizontally, Viewed Vertically" (can be viewed if you download the OIV from Artstor)