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Art 10 Final Study Guide

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This study guide covers every artist that will be on the final including their name, a picture of the artist, one or two pictures of their most famous work and a paragraph about their style and re...
Art Appreciation
Annabeth Rosen
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This 17 page Study Guide was uploaded by Elizabeth P. on Wednesday March 2, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Art 10 at University of California - Davis taught by Annabeth Rosen in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 48 views. For similar materials see Art Appreciation in Art at University of California - Davis.


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Art 10 Final Harlem Renaissance, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, cultural change, influx of African American  artists into Harlem, New York   Norman Lewis: HR artist, subtle commentary, used black and white metaphor, first major African  American abstract expressionist  Thorton Dial: used appropriated trash, was a self­taught artist, proved that artists didn’t have to be  elite  Romare Bearden: grew up in the South, moved to Harlem, family was deeply involved in the  political upheaval, depicted the African American life  Lowry Stokes Sims: curator of Museum of Arts and Design, exposed art to the public, specialist in  modern and contemporary art and is known for her particular expertise in the work of African,  Latino, Native and Asian American artists  Thelma Golden: curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, grew up in New York, was known for her support and championship of emerging artists, created commission programs, mostly worked with  African American artists, worked at the Whitney, wanted to strengthen the museums global presence, wanted to see cultural change  Robert Colescott: American figurative painter who worked with racial and sexual stereotypes, was  satirical and conveyed bitter reflections on being African American, different take on Washington  crossing the Delaware  Kara Walker: worked with themes of race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity, teaches at  Rutgers, from Stockton, panoramic freezes of cut, paper shilloutes, black figures against a white wall, master and slave, portrays anger, A Subtlety sugar is white but molasses is dark  Carrie Mae Weems: black and white photography, installation with words, moved to SF from east  coast, family, gender roles, racism, sexism, political systems, class, intimacies of daily life Chris Ofili: lots of protest, sexual historical references to create idiosyncratic, unique works to  celebrate black culture and criticize society Holy Virgin Mary Jean Michel Basquiat: graffiti artist, Samo, pop art, materials and techniques with uninhibitted and  precise intent, tension between opposing forces, expression and knowledge, control and spontanteity,  savagery and wit, vanity and primvitsim, Race, culture, society  Yves Klein: blue paint, Klein blue, used extra bodies to paint with, part of Neo Dada movement and  performance art, French, “life itself is art”, liked the idea of monotone and minimalism, “ the sky is  my art”, people were living brushes  Joseph Beuys: “I love America and America loves me” German performance artist, locked himself  in a room with coyote, humanism, social philosophy, scultpture could shape society and politics,  thought humanity was trying to eliminate emotions, impossibility of explaining art  Carolee Schneeman: female body is a place of treasures, brought feminism into the art world,  empowerment, female sensuality, political and personal liberation, rise of feminism, the “goddess”,  used to be a mirror of masculine desire, celebration of flesh as material, female body parts equated to  intellect, birth passage, ecstasy, transformation, females no longer the model or subject but the art  themselves, people reacted in shock, took place in galleries not theatres  Gilbert and George: performance art duo, “singing sculpture”, regarded themselves as living  sculptures, everything they did was art, never strayed from their identities  Gutai: use their bodies as tools, relationship between body and time and space, central to Japan in  reaction to ww2, post war Japanese reconstruction, freedom of expression, paintings became  performances Rebecca Horn: drew with pencils attached to her limbs, experience the world differently, was a  sculptor but got sick so she changed materials, wanted to change peoples relationship to the world  and to space   Linda Montano: tied herself to a man for a year, video work, boundary between art and life, life  altering ceremonies, her work is critical in the development of video by, for and about women, is  starkly autobiographical and concerned with the personal and spiritual transformation  Zang Huang: New York performance artist and painter, let people write all over his face, people still in the lake, existential and social commentaries    Paul McCarthy: twisted Disney characters, mess created by humans and interest in everyday  activities, critical of hypocrisy, oppression and double standards, body as a paintbrush and canvas,  fluids as paint, transgressive, violated societal norms, psycho sexual events to test emotional limits,  Disney icons into nightmares, criticizes the mythic/great male artist role  William Pope L: “Trinket” Big American flag, NYC, Broadway, money, fame, dreams vs. despair  and desperation, “The great white way” crawled 22 miles of Broadway in a superman costume,  racism still exists  Kazuo Ohno: Butoh dancing: silent dance, departure from western style dance, pain through the  body, white make up, slow hyper­controlled movements, extreme human condition, performed in  intense environments likes caves or cemetaries, on all 4’s, animal like, most basic form   Martin Puryear: exquisite craftsmen working with wood, very famous wood sculptor, “ladder for  booker T Washington”, devotion to traditional craft, wanted to challenge the physical and poetic  boundaries of his materials  Judith Shea: clay, manequins all dressed the same, figurative sculptor, creates empty clothing forms  that suggest figures are not there  Mona Hatoum: separated from family in Lebanon war, emphasizing pain, a description of the  body, as a commentary on politics and gender as she explores the dangers and confines of the  domestic world, can also be interpreted through the concept of space   Doris Salcedo: chairs, tables, tables stacked against each other with grass growing out of it, big crack on floor of museum, similar to Mona Hatoum  Viola Frey: enormous ceramic figures, always in a battle, who’s in charge, focus on power, iconic  business man or elderly woman, voice of authority, show male vulnerability David Hockney: “splash” took polaroids, made collages, important contributor to the pop art  movement, wanted to explore the nature of gay love, uses synesthetic colors in response to music  stimuli   Phillip Guston: helped lead a transition from abstract expressionism to neo expressionism in favor of more cartoonish renderings of various personal symbols and objects, his work was figurative and  representational  Ed Ruscha: painter, photographer, printmaker, also part of the pop are movement, put words over  different backgrounds, from Oklahoma, moved to LA, similar to David Hockney  Joan Brown: American figure painter, part of the Bay Area Figurative movement, combined bright  color, cartoonish drawings and personal symbolism, later worked with Egyptian and Hindu  influences and made sculptures  Alice Neel: didn’t get recognized until late in her life, painted realism, often depicted friends, family,  lovers, poets and strangers, her paintings are noted for their expressionistic use of line and color as  well as emotional intensity, is called one of the greatest portrait artists of the 20  century  Dana Schutz: well known for “face­eater”, American artist who lives and works in Brooklyn, known for her humourous and gestural paintings that take on specific subjects or narrative situations, (people who eat themselves, imaginary births, public and private performances) Jenny Saville: large scale depictions of nude women, works in Oxford, England, does traditional  figure paintings, high caliber brush strokes and patches of oil, flesh colored tones  Lisa Yuskavage: accentuates woman’s figure in erotic way, historical techniques, paradoxical  canvases, has shaped her own cartoonish version of the female naked body, fictional subjects and  landscapes  Mickalene Thomas: best known for her elaborate paintings composed of rhinestones, acrylic and  enamel, introduces a new and complex version of what it is to be female, strays from traditional  definitions of beauty  Lucien Frued: British, usually with his dog, a description of the body, as a commentary on politics,  [5] and on gender and difference as she explores the dangers and confines of the domestic world.  Her  work can also be interpreted through the concept of space as her sculpture and installation work  depend on the viewer to inhabit the surrounding space to complete the effect Wangechi Mutu: from Brooklyn does lots of collages, one of the most important contemporary  African American artists, At the center of it she often places a performing or posed figure and uses  this as a means to focus the eye and to unlock dialogue about perception in both personal and  political realms. She's primarily interested in how identity pivots around a kind of social contract that  can only be broken through personal and political re­invention and a re­writing of the codes that have been used to represent us. Her work proposes the need for a multiple­consciousness and an awareness of identity as performance to be able to remake the rules that bind our imagination. Alex Katz:   His paintings are defined by their flatness of colour and form, their economy of line, and  their cool but seductive emotional detachment Joyce Pensato: big, brash, bold canvases of Batman, Bart Simpson and other pop­cultural totems,  which have become instantly recognizable, actually are not simply the byproduct of some advanced­ style fad. In fact, her current and fourth solo at New York’s Petzel Gallery, open until March 28,  features the caricature motifs she’s been working in since as long as she can remember (as well a  surrealist Pop­culture series of photographs she’s just beginning to explore). Though Pensato has  been drawing her whole lifetime, her tale is one of a personal journey of self­expression and finding  her own unbeaten path —  Julian Schnabel: broken up ceramics used in paintings  Nam Jun Paik: TV’s, media, video art, combine expressive capacity and conceptual power with the  new technological possibilites and with moving images, treats film and media as flexible and  dynamic multitextual art forms  Bill Viola: video art, water, fire, intense transcendental experiences, video artist, “The Dreamers” ,  artistic expression depends upon electronic, sound, and image technology in New Media.  His  [1] works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of  consciousness. [2]   Henrique Oliviera: plywood, uses recycled materials, heritage, environment, engineering feats that  give his works a life like quality, they emerge from the walls of the gallery, takes discarded wood and gives it life again  Jessica Stockholder: kitchen stuff, Her works "challenge boundaries, blurring the distinction among  painting, sculpture and environment, and even breaching gallery walls by extending beyond windows and doors". [1] Tara Donovan: ceiling fixtures, works with every day objects, site­specific installation art that  utilizes everyday materials whose form is in keeping with generative art. Rachel Whiteread: ghosthouse, filled a house with concrete and took out the walls, produces  sculptures, which typically take the form ofcasts. She was the first woman to win the annual Turner  Prize in 1993. [1][2] Chiharu Shiota: ropes, knots, piano, Mostly renown for her vast, room­spanning webs of threads or  hoses, she links abstract networks with concrete everyday objects such as keys, windows, dresses,  shoes, boats and suitcases.  Besides installation works, she frequently collaborates with  [4] [5] choreographers and composers such as Toshio Hosokawa, Sasha Waltz  and Stefan Goldmann  for  opera, concert and dance projects . Cy Twombly: abstract expressionist, known for  distinctive approach to painting that is inspired by  ancient history and geography, Greek and Roman mythology and poetry Katarina Grosse: employs electrifying sprayed acrylic colors to create large­scale sculptural  environments and smaller landscape, interested in the shifts of scale between 'imagining big' while  being small in relationship to one's surroundings, explores the dynamic interplay between observing  the world and simply being in it   Elizabeth Murray: big cartoonish cut outs,  evoking human characteristics, personalities, or pure  [6] feeling through an interaction of non­[7]urative shapes, colour and lines.  She is particularly noted  for her shaped canvaspaintings. Mary Heilman: furniture, usually covered in patterns, paintings attached to each othefinds  inspiration in the saturated colors of TV cartoons such as "The Simpsons." Her compositions are often hybrid spatial environments that juxtapose two­ and three­dimensional renderings in a  single frame Mary Weatherford: LED lights, neon light streaks through her work,  her paintings are about  mortality, Mary Weatherford turns to the Californian landscape as her muse, translating its bright and moody colors, tangled vegetation, and weathered coastline licked by the  changing sea into expressively painted abstract and representational compositions. These  scenes serve as vehicles for her explorations of form, space, and color, and as triggers for  transcendental experiences and emotions. She works with paint on canvas, occasionally  incorporating neon tubing, starfish, and shells into her compositions. Fiona Rey: beautiful work, British, added small animals and flowers, was inspired by nature and the  enviornment


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