ART APPRECIATION I

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CHRISTOPHER HUTCHINSON & THE SMOKE SCHOOL OF ART

SHADI HAROUNI VIDEOS:

I Dream The Mountain is Still Whole:

https://vimeo.com/209723632/72fc129a35

 

I Long for a Game of Football:
(If you could watch at least the first three minutes, then skip to minute 14. )
This is an older, optional video:

DESCRIPTION

This broad introduction to the nature, vocabulary, media, and history of art, with selections from western and non-western cultures, is designed to expand visual awareness and understanding of the visual arts as a unique medium for human inter-relationships.

 

The class is broken into 4 components:

  1. 5 Videos
  2. 5 Artist Studio Visits
  3. Artist Presentations
  4. Quizes (a)& Exams

Downloads

Suggested Readings:

The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

Tentative Schedule

Presentation Schedule

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September
Ways of Seeing E1 and Discussion.
Ways of Seeing E2 and Discussion.
Quiz 2 – followed by Ways of Seeing E3 and Discussion
Quiz 3 – followed by Ways of Seeing E4 and Discussion.

Shorts:
one, two, three

The History of Modern Art

October
Artist Presentations
Museum Visits
Studio Visits

November
Artist Presentations
Museum Visits
Studio Visits

December
Artist Presentations
Museum Visits
Studio Visits


 

GRADING:
Quizes: 5 points each (20)
Gallery Questionaire: 5 points each (20)
Artist Talks Questionaire: 4 points each (20)
Artist Presentations: 20 points
Final Quiz: 20 points*

(*In the event that an artists cancels, we will add extra points to the Final)

A = 100-91 points
B = 90-81 points
C = 80-71 points
D = 70-61 points
F = 60-0 Points

 


Museum Visits (5 points each)

Visits 4 of the Museums and turn in questionnaire:

EXTRA CREDIT MUSEUMS

  • Museum of Jurassic Technology

RESOURCES

http://freemuseumday.org/la.html

Art Slant


Artist Talks (4 points each)

Please prepare a question for the artist and write their response.  Submit questionnaire at the end of class.  Not everyone will be able to ask their question, so it’s OK if we are unable to get to yours (no points will be deducted.)


Artist Presentation (20 points)

10 minute power point presentation on assigned Artist. Click here for list of Artist.  (Presentation Template)

Presentation should include the following information:
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Name of Artist
Year Born and Died
Years Active
Describe the Art Period/Style /Movement
What was going on the world that influenced the Artists work and or Movement
4-12 Significant works of Art and include the following information:
-Title. Medium, Scale, Year. Why was this work important?

Do not show videos over 2 minutes long. 
Do not leave the class during another students presentation.


Extra Credit (2 points each)

PUBLIC ART WORKS:
View Public Art work. Take selfie and submit review.

Lucy Blake – Longbeach Station
Jud Fine – Dowtown Library
Barbara Mccarren – Pershing Square
Jenny Holtzer – USC Fisher Gallery

VIDEOS

This is Modern Art
Timeline of 20th Century Art Movements

ART DISTRICTS
You can also take a selfie and review galleries in the following districts, (up to 4 galleries per district. ) Please plan  your visits ahead by visiting the websites of the galleries.  Most districts are organized so that they have openings on the same day of the month.
Culver City
Bergamont Station Oct 1 (SAT) Several Openings
China Town / Chung King Road
Misc