I hope that you all got some happy trudging around in the winter wonderland today. What beauty! Made any amazing photographs? Films? Sketches?
Since we will not be together tomorrow, please view the following clips or pieces, really digging into the questions, thoughts, ideas, descriptions, analyses they inspire in you, in your notebook.
Always: remember to set aside a couple of hours each week to draw/describe/work on Art History in preparation for class. By next class, you should have responded in your notebook to at least two works from each list on the syllabus calendar, as well as completed the class-replacement assignment below.
The clips are quite, quite different, and none of them are quite like the traditional Art History you'll find in the book or on Smarthistory, on Khan Academy. What qualities stand out?
1. From Matthew Collings Renaissance Revolution, Make notes on Raphael’s style, in particular make many notes on The School of Athens, ~1510 from respond to your impression of the film, as well.
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2. Watch at least minutes 1-30 of BBC History of art in Three Colors: Blue here
Make notes on and response to Giotto’s paintings in the Scrovegni Chapel (1304) and on any one work by Titian. Dig in… build on what you learn from the video—stop the video and read a little bit about the works and make your own observations in your own style.
3. Elizabeth Lev’s TED talk on Michelangelo… here What observations and questions do you have about Michelangelo's paintings for the Sistine Ceiling, ~ 1510
Three videos in three very different styles—
Describe why one of them worked better for you than the others.