Monday, August 26, 2013

Painting 2013 msmc syllabus



Mount Saint Mary College
Painting

Course Number:       ART 22010
Course Title:              Painting
Professor:                   Gary Jacketti
Office Hours:             Monday, Wednesday before or after class
e-mail:                         jacketti@optonline.net
                                    gjac4166@my.msmc.edu
Class Times:               Monday, Wednesday 5:15 to 6:40
Required Text:          Carol Strickland, The Annotated Mona Lisa,  Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC, Kansas City                       
ISBN:                         0-7404-6872-7
Course Outcomes:     The objective of this course is to highlight the meaning and importance of painting in Western Civilization.  The course will investigate the influences and conventions of painting beginning with the dawn of time and end with Contemporary Art.  The students will be introduced to the various techniques and mediums of painting.  Numerous avenues for this exploration will include studio activities to engage in watercolor, oil pastel, acrylic, and tempera, as well as lectures, slide presentations and discussions.

Grading and Evaluation
This is a pass/fail course.  To pass this course, you will need to complete 10 projects, complete the 5 page paper and take a mid term and final examination covering the materials and history in the text.  Attendance is mandatory.  Three unexcused missed classes will result in the dropping of the letter grade by 1, 5 absences the grade will be lowered by 2.  I will evaluate the content as follows:
Mid-Term        15%
Blog                15%
Projects           50%
Final Exam      20%
Division of Arts and Letters Grading Policy
Points
Grade Equivalent
Quality Points
Meaning
100-95
A
4.0
Superior
94-90
A-
3.67
Outstanding
89-87
B+
3.33
Excellent
86-83
B
3.0
Very Good
82-80
B-
2.67
Good
79-77
C+
2.33
Above Average
76-73
C
2.0
Average
72-70
C-
1.67
Below Average
69-65
D+
1.33
Poor
64-60
D
1.0
Passing
59-0
F
0.0
Failing

Blog
You will be responsible for writing a concise yet academic comment concerning the lectures and projects.  You will also need to post an academic art image to reinforce your criticism.

Projects andCritiques
Your finished paintings will be looked at and discussed critically with your peers.  Attendance and participation is mandatory.  This is one of the most important tools artists use to help reflect and improve their work.

Mid Term and Final Exam
The exams will investigate painting throughout art history and cover the materials and artists covered in the text.

Finish at Least 10 Projects
Readings                                                                            
Week 1
Introduction: How to Look at a Painting
The Birth of Art: Prehistoric through Medieval                                                        2
Prehistoric Art: The Beginning                                                                                 4
Mesopotamia: The Architects                                                                                  6
Egypt: The Art of Immortality                                                                                 8
Greece: They Invented a Lot More Than the Olympics                                                            2
Rome: The Organizers                                                                                             16

Week 2
The Middle Ages: The Reign of Religion                                                                  24
Golden Age of Byzantine Art                                                                                   24
Romanesque Art: Stories in Stone                                                                            26
Gothic Art: Height and Light                                                                                    28
                       
Week 3
The Rebirth of Art: Renaissance and Baroque                                                          30
The Renaissance: The Beginning of Modern Painting                                                               32
The Italian Renaissance                                                                                           34
The Northern Renaissance                                                                                       40
The Renaissance in the Low Countries                                                                    40
The German Renaissance                                                                                         42
Mannerism and the Late Renaissance                                                                      44
The Spanish Renaissance                                                                                         45

Week 4
Baroque: The Ornate Age                                                                                         46
Italian Baroque                                                                                                        47
Flemish Baroque                                                                                                      50
Dutch Baroque                                                                                                         52
English Baroque                                                                                                      57
Spanish Baroque                                                                                                      60
French Baroque                                                                                                       62
Rococo                                                                                                                    64
                       
Week 5
The Nineteenth Century: Birth of the "ISMS"                                                          66
Neoclassicism: Roman Fever68French Neoclassicism                                                             69
American Neoclassicism                                                                                          72
Goya: Man without An "ISM"                                                                                 74

Week 6
Romanticism: The Power of Passion                                                                        76
French Romanticism76English Romanticism                                                                           79
American Romanticism and Genre Painting                                                                             81
Realism                                                                                                                    83
French Realism                                                                                                        84
American Realism                                                                                                    85        
Week 7
Studio Class and Mid Term Exam
Week 8
Mid Term Critique

Week 9
Birth of Photography                                                                                                               92
Impressionism: Let There Be Color and Light                                                         96
Rodin: First Modern Sculptor                                                                                  110
Post-Impressionism                                                                                                 112
Early Expressionism                                                                                                               123
Symbolism                                                                                                              124

Week 10
The Twentieth Century: Modern Art                                                                        128
Fauvism: Exploding Color                                                                                       130
Twentieth-Century Sculpture: A New Look                                                                             133
Twin Titans of the Twentieth Century: Matisse and Picasso                                    134
Cubism                                                                                                                    138
Modernism Outside of France                                                                                 139
Futurism                                                                                                                  139
Constructivism                                                                                                        140
Precisionism                                                                                                            141
Expressionism                                                                                                         142

Week 11
Mondrian: Harmony of Opposites                                                                           145
Modernist Architecture: Geometry to Live in                                                           146
Dada and Surrealism: Art Between the Wars                                                                            148
Photography Comes of Age                                                                                     152
American Art: 1908-40                                                                                            154
Abstract Expressionism                                                                                           158
Figural Expressionism: Not Just a Pretty Face                                                          162
Post-War Sculpture                                                                                                  164
Color Field                                                                                                               166

Week 12
Hard Edge                                                                                                                                170
Pre-Pop Art                                                                                                              172
Pop Art                                                                                                                    174
Minimalism: The Cool School                                                                                 177
Conceptual Art: Invisible Visual Art                                                                        178
Photo Realism                                                                                                          187
Neo-Expressionism                                                                                                 188
The New Breed: Post-Modern Art                                                                            190
Week 13
Studio Week
Week 14
Presentations and Final Critique
Week 15
Final Exam

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