6Prayer Hall of Great Mosque, Spain, Begun 786 c.e. Upper Chapel, Sainte-Chapelle, Paris,Prayer Hall of Great Mosque, Spain, Begun 786 c.e.Sainte-Chapelle, private chapel for king and court. In contrast, Great Mosque meant to serve community, grew to be largest place of prayer in western Islam. Interesting light and shadows. Both buildings, every day world is shut out.
7Madonna Enthroned, Cimabue, 1280-1290 Early Christian artUse overlap to create space. Prominence through size and placement. Baby Christ has adult-features but small. Tempera on wood
9The Great Pyramids, Giza, Egypt, 2500 BC Left – Mankaure, Middle – Khafre – 480 ft tall, base covers 13 acres, 2 million blocks,e ach weighing 2 tons, Right – Khufu. Tomb was meant to house all necessary things for afterlife.
10Liberty Leading the People, Delacroix, 1830 Artist free to take sides in art. Glorified violence. Supported Revolution of 1830, popular uprising in Paris toppling one government and installing another. Liberty (center) personified as Greek statue come to life holds French flag. She rallies Paris citizens as they come forward. Before them are slain government troops. . Bought by citizen king but returned soon after. Too controversial.
11Guernica, Picasso, 1937 25’ x12’ Cubism, Picasso condemns violence that fascism unleashed against ordinary citizens in Guernica. Depicts horror after Nazis were allowed to test air power during Spanish Civil War and bombed Guernica. No purpose, just an experiment to see whether aerial bomb would wipe out whole city. Civilian poulation was massacred. Picasso had been commissioned by govt to paint mural for Paris’ World Fair and completed Guernica in a month. Black and white to echo newspaper.Cubism,
133.10 Rama and Lakshmana Bound by Arrow-snakes, Sahibdin and workshop, 1650-52 Painting within a painting is a space cell. Depicts Story of Rama (500BC). Made for audience who kne
14Altar to the Chases High School, Christian Boltanski, 1987 Re: Holocaust. Chases was private Jewish high school in Vienna. Graduating photos of people probably vanished in death camps. Enlarged to blurry scale. As if they are calling out to us. Lights block faces and serve as halos and interrogation lamps. What do stacked boxes meanor hold?
16The highway apparently ends here, disappearing into the woods - not a promising location for a gas station. The last car seems to have passed long ago; the attendant is shutting down the pump, and soon will turn off the lights and lock up for the night. Hopper's painting represents a borderline situation. It is set at the frontier between day and night, between civilization and nature. The gas station has the appearance of a last outpost, where the human realm gives way, across the road, to the anonymous realm of nature. the edge of the woods rises like a dark wall in which no individual tree can be discerned. But our eye returns again and again to its warm hue. The bright, almost pure white fluorescent light in the gas station, in contrast, is almost painful to look at, and the eye shifts to the ribbon of road leading out of the picture to the right.
20Talking Skull, Meta Warrick Fuller, 1937. Viewer is empathic because of pose, nudity, open mouth, gaze. Represents human desire to commune beyond boundaries of life. Reference to artist’s African heritage.
21Self-Portrait with Monkeys, Frida Kahlo, 1943. Keeps viewer at distance with gaze. Constant pain as result of streetcar accident. Expressed experience, as woman, artist, and Mexican. SheVery complicated background. 2 monkeys appear protective and possessive.
22Woman Holding a Balance, Johannes Vermeer, 1664 Still, delicate, and gentle mood. Last Judgment painting in background. Christ will judge (weigh) souls. Jewls are symbols of vanity. Mirro= self-knowledge. Woman’s pregnancy shows renewal of life.
24The Garden of Earthly Delights, Hieronymous Bosch, 1490 Triptych- 3 part painting, middle part shown. Other 2 sides can close and are painted on both sides.Closed= creation.Open (Left panel =Eden, middle=garden of earthly delights or false paradise of love, and right panel =Hell).
25The Dream, Henri Rousseau, 1910 Rousseau gave his dream to reclining nude in pinup pose on velvet couch. Tame lions, lotus blossoms, full moon shines during day. Pinup pose is classic and occurred throughout history.
26Empty Dream, Mariko Mori, 4’x10’, 1995 Artist casts herself as 3 different mermaids in beach scene. Merged multiple photos to create surreal them and poke fun at classic reclining pose.
28The Oxbow , Thomas Cole, 1836.Depicts bend in Connecticut river. Evidence of the artist.
29White Clouds over Xiao and Xiang,Wang Jian, 1668 Landscape is most honored subject of Chinese. Not observed, but imaginary. Bird’s eye view unlike Cole’s landscape which makes us perched on hill looking down.
30Spiral Jetty, Robert Smithson, 1970 Mud, salt crystals, rocks, and water. Fascination with salt lakes and microbacteria that tinged water shades of red.. Eventually submerged by rising waters and reappeared covered in salt crystals.
32Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai, Jeff Wall, 7.5’x12.5’, 1993 Erija in Suruga Province, Hokusai, 1831Modern version is a set with actors, props, etc. Missing mountain.Sudden Gust of Wind (after Hokusai, Jeff Wall, 7.5’x12.5’, 1993
33Six Colorful Inside Jobs, John Baldesarri, 1977. Helped landlord dad paint apartments as a boy. Psychological trick to finish laborious task. Now I’m painting a wall. Now I’m painmaking a painting. Began to think about what separates one from another. Later in life, hired a man to paint room and recorded birds eye view tot create a flattened color Four hoirse compressed to 5 minutes. 6 days to create and one to rest.