modernist art

late impressionism through surrealism

revised schedule

Tu 15 Jan • introduction to the course

no readings

Th 17 Jan • key concepts of modern art

no readings

Tu 22 Jan • neo-impressionism

Hamilton 21-41, 49-57, 113-118, Signac, Delacrox to Neo-Impressionism

Th 24 and Tu 29 Jan • gauguin and symbolism

Hamilton 75-94, 104-113, 222-227, selections from Gauguin's letters

Tu 29 and Th 31 Jan • cézanne and van gogh

Hamilton 41-49, 94-103, selections from Van Gogh's letters

Tu 5 Feb • superbowl parade cancellation

Th 7 Feb • cézanne

Tu 12 Feb • snow day cancellation

Tu 14 Feb • matisse and fauvism

Hamilton 158-176, 442-448, Matisse, Notes of a Painter

Tu 19 & Th 21 Feb • expressionism & kandinsky

Hamilton 118-129, 157-58, 176-80, 189-205, 487-499

plus Hamilton 205-222, Kandinsky, The Effect of Color

Tu 26 Feb • analytic cubism • museum paper 1 due

Hamilton 235-253, 258-264, selections from Cubist critics

Th 28 Feb • italian futurism

Hamilton 279-291, selections from Futurist Manifestoes

Tu 5 Mar • catch-up, review, maybe museum paper presentations

review course webpages and come with any questions

Th 7 Mar • exam 1

11-15 Mar • spring break

Tu 19 Mar • purism & the machine aesthetic

Hamilton 253-258, 264-269, selections from Jeanneret & Ozenfant, Purism

Th 21 Mar • suprematism & constructivism

Hamilton 303-319, 352-358

Tu 26 & Th 28 Mar • the bauhaus

Hamilton 331-345

Tu 2 Apr • mondrian & de stijl

Hamilton 319-331, selections from Mondrian's writings

Th 4 Apr • synthetic cubism

selection from Picasso & Braque: A Symposium

Tu 9 Apr • duchamp and dada

Hamilton 365-388, 475-479

Th 11 Apr • dada and surrealism

selections from André Breton and Max Ernst

Tu 16 Apr • suffolk monday

classes meet on a Monday schedule

Th 18 Apr • surrealism

Hamilton 388-419

Tu 23 Apr • backlash; museum paper 2 due

Hamilton 486-87, selection of a Hitler speech

Th 25 Apr • museum paper 2 presentations

no readings

Tu 30 Apr • review, course evaluations

review course webpages and come with any questions

Thurs 2 May, 2:00-3:30 • exam 2


supplementary readings for each day's topic are available through the study-guide links above.

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