Objectives: Non-Western

Thursday, May 23, 2019Non-Western Artistic Traditions Become familiar with works that weren’t created in America or Europe. Reflect on their aesthetic quality Acquaint yourself with the background on these works Expand your view point by reading the posts of other students  

Objectives: Early Modern

Thursday, May 23, 2019Understand the forces behind art of the Modern era The Avant-garde artists and their styles The influence of World War I Leading artists that radically changed art The American sound The Depression of the 1930s Fascism in Europe Fundamentalism in religious thought The influence of World War II The numerous advances in…

Objectives: Romantic

Thursday, May 23, 2019Understand the forces behind the Romantic era Wars – American, European and African Architectural Innovations Huge advancements in transportation How imagination overtook scientific reasoning Abolition of slavery Identify the numerous styles that evolved during this era Romantic Realist Pre-Raphaelite Hudson River School Impressionism Post-Impressionism Art Nouveau Photography Investigate your Preferences Investigate,  analyze…

Objectives: Classical

Thursday, May 23, 2019Rococo and Neo Classical Understand the forces behind the Classical era The scientific and industrial achievements The philosophical works that reflected the rationalism of the Enlightenment The French Revolution and the demise of the monarchy The patronage and subject matter of the Rococo style Leading painters of the Rococo style Leading painters…

Objectives: Baroque

Thursday, May 23, 2019Identify and explain the forces behind the Baroque Era How Baroque style transformed from the styles of the Renaissance How the Counter-Reformation effected the arts Secular painting in Holland Artistic changes in architectural styles Scientific discoveries Leading Painters of the Baroque Era Changes in painting techniques and subject matter used by visual…

Introduction – Objectives

Thursday, May 23, 2019 Familiarize yourself with the course site Become familiar with course deadlines and requirements Get your blog ready so you can post assignments Lesson Outline Explore: The syllabus – become familiar with the organization of this course. Create: Create a blog site for this course.Write a practice post and include an image.…

Course Orientation

Thursday, May 23, 2019Getting Familiar with the Mechanics of this eCampus Course The Promise and Pitfalls of Distance Education (1:32) The Promise and Pitfalls of Distance Education Transcript (PDF) Kinder to the environment No parking hassles Freedom to go to class at individualized times Ability to finish the course faster than normal Individualized interaction with…

Early Photography

Thursday, May 23, 2019Matthew B. Brady 1822-1896 Called “the President’s Cameraman Recorded the American Civil War Photojournalism with an artistic eye Organized a group of photographers Captured the horror Popular Work — Confederate Soldiers Dead by a Fence — Antietam Alfred Stieglitz 1864-1946 American Owned a historically important art gallery in New York City Known…

Impressionistic Painters

Friday, June 25, 2021Take a quick tour of this famous style – Impressionism Gallery and discussion #1 Impressionism Gallery and discussion #2 Claude Monet 1840-1926 Painted the work that created the term Impressionism Impression, Sunrise  Loose brushstrokes Dabs of broken color Controlled compositions Painted the same subject numerous times Different time of day Different season…

Realist Painters

Tuesday, June 15, 2021Rosa Bonheur 1822-99 French First successful painter of working-class subjects Paintings of rural life Studied animal anatomy — visited butcher houses Wore men’s clothing — better to work in Popular Work — Plowing in the Nivernais: The Dressing of the Vines Gustave Courbet 1819-77 French Portrayed the working class with outright truthfulness…