Online Journal & Participation: The amount of time you spend reviewing the coursematerial online. This is monitored and necessary for successful completion of the course.Mid-Term and Final Examinations: These will be made up of slide identification andcomparison, short-answer, and essay questions.Quizzes: These two assignments will be made up of term and slide identification.Visual Analysis Paper: This assignment asks you to see a work of art IN-PERSON and writea complete essay about the work.Reading Response Paper: The course schedule lists three additional readings in weeks 7, 8and 9. Your paper will be a thoughtful response to what the author is saying and how itrelates to other course material.
Weekly Lectures:Case Study Focus on specific artist, exhibition, ideaImportant Terms Words and ideas specific to period Linear presentation of works of art to illustrateChronology the progression and disemination of artistic ideas
Standardized ideas/terms:Art:Contemporary definitions are of two main sorts. One distinctively modern,conventionalist, sort of definition focuses on arts institutional features, emphasizing theway art changes over time, modern works that appear to break radically with alltraditional art, and the relational properties of artworks that depend on works relationsto art history, art genres, etc. The less conventionalist sort of contemporary definitionmakes use of a broader, more traditional concept of aesthetic properties that includesmore than art-relational ones, and focuses on arts pan-cultural and trans-historicalcharacteristics. –Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosphy We will be examining art through the first definition!
Standardized ideas/terms:Scientific Method: This course will follow artistic development that is dealt with following this method. The works of art in this course are all examples of the process of observation, questioning, experimentation and presentation of findings.
Unusable Terminology “childish” “bad” Art is “in the eye of beholder” “good” “subjective”
Course Objective:This course is designed to give you andunderstanding of the last 150 years ofartistic development as well as theterminology and framework to talk aboutart in general. At the end of this courseyou should be able to tour the PortlandMuseum of Art and identify the variouschapters of artistic development. Also,you should be able to discuss the workson view while referencing the appropriateterms and ideas.
Ellsoworth Kelly Colors for a Large WallWho I am:Chris StieglerBA – Art History, University of Delaware, 2004BA – Art, University of Delaware, 2004MA – Art History, Christie’s Education, New York City, 2007Adjunct Faculty – Art History, Southern Maine Community College, since 2011