HU 300 I thought that it would be nice to include one or two slides per week from the region of America in which I live. I hope you like this idea. 9/3/2015 3
HU 300 Welcome to our 2 nd Seminar. Art can be seen as intimidating at first, and architecture as complicated, but images and structures form a part of our daily experience. By studying the perspectives of artists, we can find ways to look at an object, an event, a time, and even ourselves. To date there have been some very interesting submissions for this topic to our Discussion Board. 9/3/2015 4
HU 300 We can come to understand the impact of images and spaces on our vision of the world. In this unit, we will learn terms of art and architecture, practice critical viewing skills, and look more closely at the art and architecture that surround. Can you see the art in your supermarket? Watch this clip to see how one artist’s trip to the store turned into a series of photographs (Supermarket Photos): http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/orozco/clip2.html# 9/3/2015 5
HU 300 Video Resource: Art 21 Here’s a great video resource about art in the 21st Century: http://www.pbs.org/art21/ Museums to Check Out Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) http://www.metmuseum.org/ The Frick Museum (New York) http://www.frick.org/ 9/3/2015 6
HU 300 The Art Institute (Chicago) http://www.artic.edu/aic/ Nelson Atkins Museum of Art (Kansas City) http://www.nelson-atkins.org/ Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia) http://www.mca.com.au/ Museum of Latin American Art (California) http://www.molaa.org/ 9/3/2015 7
HU 300 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (Spain) http://www.guggenheim-bilbao.es/?idioma=en National Gallery (London) http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/ Tokugawa Art Museum (Japan) http://www.tokugawa- art-museum.jp/english/index.html Louvre (France) www.louvre.fr 9/3/2015 8
Kandinsky What is your reaction to this work of art? 9/3/2015 13
Art can often mean different things to different people. Is this a strength or a weakness?. 9/3/2015 14
9/3/2015 15 Your first project is due at the end of this Unit. Let’s go over it a bit.
HU300 For this project, we will give a detailed analysis to both a piece of architecture and a work of art. However, we will examine art in your community and life. The objective of the assignment is to apply the concepts from the chapter to art and architecture in daily life. Choose a piece of art and architecture that are from the 20th Century or Beyond! 9/3/2015 16
HU 300 Part I: Take a field trip around your neighborhood, city, or region. Find one example of architecture that catches your attention. Explain what you see in detail. Discuss the elements of form and function. Which concepts from the chapter reading are applied in this work? Researching the style may help you to add credibility to your analysis. Cite the chapter, and make it clear how you see the architectural terms in use. 9/3/2015 17
HU 300 Part II: Next, find a piece of art. Consider civic art, sculpture, an image you have in your home, graffiti, street performance, or an art experience that you find engaging. Start by describing the work of art. Use terminology from the text. You may consider the following questions: What is the medium? When was the work made? Is the work abstract or representational? You may find the flashcards in this week's My Humanities Kit to be helpful. 9/3/2015 18
HU 300 Also, discuss the purpose of this work of art, and what it means to you? Which terms from the chapter reading are applied in this work? Cite the chapter, and make it clear how you see the art concepts in this practice. 9/3/2015 19
HU 300 The essay should contain both Part I and II. It should be at least 750 words and must employ terms from the text and unit materials. The project may be completed in Microsoft Word or in PowerPoint. Even in PowerPoint notes and slides, the word count must be met. You are welcome to attach or include photos of the works of art and architecture that you have chosen. Cite any sources in APA style. Check the APA Quick Reference under Course Home for tips, or check the Writing Center for proper citation. 9/3/2015 20
HU 300 It is my estimate that a good PowerPoint presentation will be about 15 – 20 slides long. 9/3/2015 21
HU 300 9/3/2015 22 Read the chapter "Art" in The Art of Being Human. Students can access PDF copies of the textbook in Doc Sharing. Also refer to the Web Resources and My Humanities Kit for this unit.
HU 300 9/3/2015 23 Go to visit a museum, stop to contemplate graffiti, or gaze at a new building going up, and you’re bound to hear someone say, “What’s that supposed to be?” In this unit, we will explore what we are seeing and even challenge what we think we are seeing. We will do this by learning about major twentieth century art movements including the concept of found art, and trends in architecture. All of them will ask us to consider what is more important: form or function?
HU 300 9/3/2015 24 In this week’s seminar, we’ll discuss terms related to art and the meaning of art. What are some of the key terms in art and architecture? Who are some of the key figures of 20th and 21st century art movements? What is the purpose of art? Look at the painting in the text by Wassily Kandinsky (Plate 8). What is your reaction to this work? What do you think it means? Art can often mean different things to different people. Is this a strength or a weakness?
HU 300 9/3/2015 25 There is no written project for next week. And this is the End for this Week – Are there any questions about anything for me? Have a good week.