Art 380: Studies in Art: Women Artists

SLIDE LECTURE AND PAPER/WEBSITE

Below are some choices for your class lecture and website/paper; the lecture will be due in the week indicated but you have some flexibility about the due date for the website/paper. If you choose to do a paper, you must make copies for the entire class. If you choose to do a website—my preference, you must work ahead on this. Zach Walton is my assistant and he is willing to help you with the website but he cannot help everyone in the same week, so my advice is that you complete the website immediately after you have finished giving the lecture. Your website will become part of the course materials and posted on the password-protected part of the women artists website. It should include both explanatory text and images. You can download images from the web for your site (the easiest solution but they aren’t always available); you can scan images from books; you can scan slides that the art department owns—or ask Zach to scan them (with plenty of lead time, however); you can use scans that have already been made. (And I can help you. Just don’t put this off!)

For your presentation you can use slides the department owns, you can download images from the web and use my laptop to project them or you can scan images and make a powerpoint presentation (using my laptop). You can use these same images for your website. Using this technology is a bit complicated initially so you MUST plan ahead. I might add that you will be very glad to know how to do this, since it will look good on your resume!

Books are available on all the artists below—sometimes many. I also own books on most of the subjects if you run into trouble.

 

POSSIBLE TOPICS—you will be asked for your decision Jan 17.

Julia Margaret Cameron, Victorian photographer. Chapter 6; due week 5. Art Dept owns some slides; many available on the web.

Pre-Raphaelite women painters—focus on two or three. Chapter 6; due week 5. Art Dept owns some slides; many available on the web.

18th-19th century American crafts (needlework and quilts). Chapter 7; due week 6. Art Dept owns some slides; many available on the web.

Frances Benjamin Johnson, American photographer. Chapter 8; due week 6. Images available on the web.

Sonia Delaunay, painter, designer (clothes, fabrics, set designs, book covers, etc.). Two students can work on her together, making some logical division in her works. Chapter 9; due week 7. Art Dept owns many slides which are already scanned; some are available on the web.

Nora Carrington, British painter (movie on her as well). Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns some slides; some available on the web.

Camille Claudel, French sculptor and mistress of Rodin (movie on her as well). Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns some slides; only a few available on the web.

Bauhaus textiles. Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns a few slides; a few available on the web but there’s a whole book on this subject.

Barbara Hepworth, British abstract sculptor. Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns some slides; some available on the web.

Remedios Varo, surrealist painter. Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns some slides; many available on the web.

Meret Oppenheim, surrealist sculptor. Chapter 10; due week 8 or 9. Art Dept owns many slides; I don’t know what is on the web.

Betye Saar, African American multi-media artist. Chapter 11; due week 10 or 11. Art Dept owns many slides; some available on the web.

Helen Frankenthaler, American abstract painter. Chapter 11; due week 10 or 11. Art Dept owns some slides; some available on the web.

Dorothea Lange, American photographer. Chapter 11; due week 10 or 11. Art Dept owns some slides; many available on the web.

Faith Ringgold, African American artist—only deal with "Dancing at the Louvre." Chapter 11; due week 10 or 11. Art Dept owns slides of everything in the catalog; I haven’t checked the web.

Nancy Crow, contemporary American quiltmaker. Chapter 12; due week 12 or 13. Art Dept owns some slides; I haven’t checked the web for her—I own a recent book on her, if you can’t find one elsewhere.

Diane Arbus, American photographer. Chapter 12; due week 12 or 13. Art Dept owns some slides; I haven’t checked the web.

Barbara Kruger, American multi-media artist. Chapter 13; due week 13. Art Dept owns some slides; I haven’t checked the web.

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Jenny Holzer, American multi-media artist. Chapter 13; due week 13. Art Dept owns some slides; I haven’t checked the web.

Cindy Sherman, American photographer. Chapter 13; due week 13. Art Dept owns some slides; some available on the web.