ART299Module9

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This module addresses the relationship between words and pictures within images taken from a variety of religious tradition.

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ART299Module9

  1. 1. ART 299 VISUAL CULTURE GLOBAL CONTEXTM9 WORD + IMAGE
  2. 2. Module 9 Overview frequent use of words in contemporary visual art:  Ed Ruscha, 1963  Bruce Nauman, 1967  Jenny Holzer, 1982  Christopher Wool, 1992 Wu Zhen, Stalks of Bamboo by a Rock (33-3) Xu Bing, Book from the Sky, 1987 (31-18) Islamic pen boxes (not illustrated in text)  http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/89.2.194  http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/me/c/cast_brass_pen-box.aspx  http://www.akdn.org/museum/detail.asp?artifactid=1208# Koran illumination (10-17)  also view http://art.thewalters.org/detail/38427/quran/ [it is not necessary to look at all of the pages but be sure to look at a few] display of Torah scrolls, desecrated during Holocausthttp://www.ushmm.org/outreach/en/media_da.php?MediaId=98 Rachel Whiteread, Holocaust Memorial (31-38) Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, early 6thc. (8-21) Chi Rho page, Book of Kells , early 9thc. (11-1) Cross-inscribed carpet page, Lindisfarne Gospels, c. 698-721 (11-7)
  3. 3. Ed RuschaElectric1963oil on canvas72 x 67 inches
  4. 4. Bruce NaumanThe True Artist1967neon59 x 55 x 2 inches
  5. 5. Jenny Holzer, from the Truisms series, on the Spectacolor Boardin Times Square, NYC, 1982
  6. 6. Christopher WoolFuckem1992enamel on aluminum108 x 72 inches
  7. 7. Wu ZhenStalks of Bambooby a Rock1347
  8. 8. Xu Bing, “Book from the Sky,” (Nonsense Book), 1987-1991
  9. 9. http://sites.asiasociety.org/islamiccalligraphy/the-calligrapher-tools-and-materials/[Please read all four sections and look atthe images for all four as well.]
  10. 10. desecrated Torah photographedafter pogrom in Romania, 1941
  11. 11. Rachel Whiteread, Nameless Library (Holocaust Memorial), Judenplatz, Vienna, 2000
  12. 12. Rebecca and Eliezer at the well, page from the “Vienna Genesis”, early sixth century.Tempera, gold, and silver on purple vellum, approx. 11 ¼ "X 9 ¼”
  13. 13. “Carpet page” from theLindisfarne Gospelsc. 700
  14. 14. “Chi Rho” page fromthe Book of Kells,c. 800

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