ART-412-20, Explorations in American Painting (FA15)
INSTRUCTOR: Domenico Firmani
SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: T1/Mondays/6:00-8:45 pm, 08/31/2015-10/16/2015
An examination of painting in the United States from Colonial times to the 1970's. The relationship of American painting to European styles will be a major concern.
1. Learn the major painting styles and artistic personalities in American art.
2. Understand the relationship of American painting to the major painting movements in Europe.
3. Deal with the question: What constitutes an 'American' painting.
4. How is Modernism represented in American painting.
1. Class room slide lectures on basic concepts. Student participation.
2. Reading assignments.
ASSIGNMENTS AND REQUIREMENTS:
1. Readings in assigned text.
2. In-class Formal Analysis by student of a painting. - 5%
3. Research paper. - 45%
4. Quiz and final exam. - 5% & 45%
Craven, Wayne. American Art: History and Culture. McGraw Hill, revised 1st ed., 2003.
OTHER MATERIALS REQUIRED:
RECOMMENDED READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:
Members of the class should read the sections dealing with painting in chapters 3, 5, 7 in Craven’s American Art.