Week 1 Introduction
Week 2 Dix and Picasso
Paper due Jan. 31, 3 comments on other papers
4 pages, in a word document, uploaded to the blog as a PDF file or word document.
Compare Dix’s War Triptych and Picasso’s Guernica. What are good questions to ask?
What decisions about the visual language did the artists make? What is the effect they achieve on the viewer? Some research should inform your paper.
Also, in a separate post, share with us one work on war, with an image and a brief description!
Week 3 The Grotesque: Goya, Dix, and the Chapman Brothers
Jan 30 / Feb. 1
Presentations in class. Pick one work by Goya and one by Dix and explain what kind of the grotesque each exemplifies.
This needs to be based on the essay by Frances Connelly, Modern Art and the Grotesque
Week 4 Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others
Feb 6 / 8
Student Presentations on one chapter of
Susan Sontag, Regarding the Pain of Others
Week 5 The Power and Failure of War Photography
Feb 13 / 15
Present the work of a war photographer!
Week 6 Questioning the Documentary
Feb 20 / 22
Omer Fast, An-My Le, Emily Jacir, Walid Raad
Week 7 Testimonial and Empathy
Feb 27 / March 1
Week 8 Iconoclasm and Denying Images
March 6 / 8
Week 9 Atmosphere and Simulation
March 13 / 15
no class, visit The Cell
Week 10 Alfredo Jaar
March 20 / 22
March 27/31 Spring Break
Topic of your presentation and final paper due April 3
Week 11 Memorials
April 3 / 5
Week 12 Mourning Rituals
April 10 / 12
Week 13 Student Presentations
Week 14 Student Presentations
Week 15 Student Presentations