The Problem(s) with Art History<br />Reading:<br />Stokstad, xii-xxxiii<br />Range:<br />Open<br />Terms/Concepts:<br />Fr...
 David Macaulay The Motel of the Mysteries, 1979.<br />
Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />Institutions<br />
Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />ME<br />YOU<br />People<br />
Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />Media<br />
Problem #2: Peaks and Valleys<br />Doryphoros<br />Sweet!<br />Word.<br />Giorgio <br />Vasari<br />Johann<br />Joachim <b...
Problem #3: Centering<br />This<br />But Not This<br />
Problem #4: Cult of the Artist<br />Artist<br />Context<br />Context<br />Art<br />Viewer<br />Context<br />
Problem #4: Cult of the Artist<br />Art<br />Artist<br />Context<br />Context<br />Context<br />Context<br />Artist<br />A...
Solutions?<br />Be critical of your sources.<br />Be aware of art history’s history.<br />Acknowledge the presence of fram...
Start with the Image<br />Be able to describe what you see in your own words.<br />Form your own interpretation of an imag...
Critical Questions<br />What are framing devices? How do they impact our understanding of ancient art?<br />How does the r...
Ink Shedding<br />Name (Legal)<br />Name (Preferred)<br />Area of Emphasis<br />What you are looking forward to<br />What ...
Art History Student Association Kick-Off Event<br />6:00 PM on Friday, August 26<br />at the Denver Art Museum (atrium of ...
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  • “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” and the definitive assertion, “The one way for us to become great, perhaps inimitable, is by imitating the ancients.”
  • Introduction lecture

    1. 1. The Problem(s) with Art History<br />Reading:<br />Stokstad, xii-xxxiii<br />Range:<br />Open<br />Terms/Concepts:<br />Framing Devices, Formal Analysis, Iconography, Facture, <br />Monument List:<br /><ul><li>This is where I would put the images you are responsible for on the exam…</li></li></ul><li>Thought Experiment<br /> Listen to the following account of an archaeological excavation, keeping in mind these questions:<br /> 1. Who were these people?<br /> 2. What can we understand about their culture?<br />
    2. 2.  David Macaulay The Motel of the Mysteries, 1979.<br />
    3. 3. Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />Institutions<br />
    4. 4. Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />ME<br />YOU<br />People<br />
    5. 5. Problem #1: Framing Devices<br />Media<br />
    6. 6. Problem #2: Peaks and Valleys<br />Doryphoros<br />Sweet!<br />Word.<br />Giorgio <br />Vasari<br />Johann<br />Joachim <br />Winkelmann<br />
    7. 7. Problem #3: Centering<br />This<br />But Not This<br />
    8. 8. Problem #4: Cult of the Artist<br />Artist<br />Context<br />Context<br />Art<br />Viewer<br />Context<br />
    9. 9. Problem #4: Cult of the Artist<br />Art<br />Artist<br />Context<br />Context<br />Context<br />Context<br />Artist<br />Art<br />Viewer<br />Viewer<br />Context<br />Context<br />
    10. 10. Solutions?<br />Be critical of your sources.<br />Be aware of art history’s history.<br />Acknowledge the presence of framing devices.<br />Start with the image.<br />**However, there is no true solution**<br />
    11. 11. Start with the Image<br />Be able to describe what you see in your own words.<br />Form your own interpretation of an image.<br />Read other sources, weighing them against your initial interpretation.<br />Form another interpretation considering (accepting or dismissing) the ideas you have encountered.<br />
    12. 12. Critical Questions<br />What are framing devices? How do they impact our understanding of ancient art?<br />How does the roles of artists in the ancient world differ from the roles of artist in the modern world?<br />How is material important to the meaning of an object?<br />How is the triangle diagram (artist  art  viewer) problematic?<br />
    13. 13. Ink Shedding<br />Name (Legal)<br />Name (Preferred)<br />Area of Emphasis<br />What you are looking forward to<br />What you are dreading<br />
    14. 14. Art History Student Association Kick-Off Event<br />6:00 PM on Friday, August 26<br />at the Denver Art Museum (atrium of Hamilton Building)<br />Untitled #40: Grounded<br />2-for-1 Student Tickets<br />Artist Demonstrations<br />Food and Drinks<br />DJ and Live Music<br />Contact: Vice-President Katie Pearson (katiepearson504@gmail.com) <br />

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