Fall 2001, Section #2007
Monday and Wednesday, 3 Units - Lecture 10:30 - 12:00 PM - AAS 10
Course Description 20th Century Art
This is an academic art history course designed to provide you with the opportunity to learn to recognize and understand the major styles (isms), trends, and concepts in 20th Century art. Stylistic origins, influences and social context will be analyzed. The primary focus is on painting.
Art History , Second Edition -Volume II by Marilyn Stokstad - available in the West Valley College bookstore.
Please note and use the glossary and time tables.
Course Objectives and Major Topics:
Using critical thinking skills, you will learn how to identify contextual and stylistic differences among the artworks discussed within the following major topics and specific styles:
Detailed Course Content by Major Topic and Style
The origins of Modernism
Impressionism Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Pissarro, Morisot
Divisionism Seurat, Signac
Post-Impressionism Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Rodin
Proto-Expressionism Munch, Ensor
Art Nouveau Mucha
The Bridge Kirchner, Heckel, Nolde
The Blue Rider Kandinsky, Marc
Analytical Cubism Picasso, Braque
Synthetic Cubism Picasso, Braque
Futurism Boccioni, Balla
Metaphysical School de Chirico
Organic Surrealism Miro
Naturalistic Surrealism Magritte, Dali, Kahlo
Abstract Expressionism Gorky, Hoffman, Pollock, de Kooning, Rothko
Pop Art Warhol, Johns, Rauschenberg, Litchenstein
Minimalism Judd, Shapiro
Op Art Vasarely
Photo Realism Close
Environmental Art Christo
Performance Art Anderson, Burton
Targeted Exam Dates and Evaluation
Exam #1 - September 26, 2001= 100 points
Exam #2 - November 7, 2001 = 100 points
Final Exam - December 17, 2001 at 9:40 am = 120 points
Quizzes = 20 points
Total Available Points for this course = 340 points
340 - 306 = A
305 - 272 = B
371 - 238 = C
237 - 204 = D
203 - 0 = F
Each exam will follow a similar format. You will be asked to make stylistic identifications, answer objective questions and write short essays. Bring a pen with black ink, a Scantron #882-E (50 each side) and a #2 pencil for each exam.
***************** NO MAKE-UP ON EXAMS OR QUIZZES *******************
Extra Credit Assignment Due Monday, December 10, in class only
NO LATE OR UNTYPED WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED
Attendance will be taken at each class period.
If you drop this class, follow the College Drop Policy that states as follows:
The last day to drop a class (this class) without a "W" is September 15, 2001
The last day to drop a class (this class) with a "W" is November 21, 2001
Prepare before coming to class :
Read the text and review the Class Notes and the Web Resources.
Look up words that you don't understand.
Make note of questions you want to ask of me or the class.
An attentive, scholarly, adult attitude is expected:
attend all class sessions unless unable to do so.
come to class on time and do not leave early. Don't make conflicting appointments.
make good use of class time by being engaged in what's going on.
ask questions about anything you don't understand.
be involved in your learning; participate in class discussions.
contribute your thinking to the shared effort to develop understanding.
don't hold side conversations that distract your fellow students and me.
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