- DUE TODAY: annotated chapter on Properzia de' Rossi
- FIRST: The Vasari chapter on Properzia de' Rossi... my intent here was to start a conversation about women in the art world. To do this correctly, you really need to compare this chapter with another chapter from the book (she's the only woman that he wrote about)...So, take a pick from all the remaining chapters in VASARI'S "LIVES OF THE ARTISTS." Pick an artist, briefly read through part that chapter (for time's sake, you do not need to read the whole thing)(those without laptops should buddy up). Then discuss the chapter on Properzia de' Rossi - your original thoughts and any things that have come to light/changed after reading about a male artist. Start a conversation on the Facebook group so I can know what you talked about. Leave your hardcopy homework with the substitute.
- NEXT: Take the rest of the class time to work on the homework, which is due Thursday. There are a few extra books under the small desk to the left of my desk.
- If you have already done your homework, then you should use the Supplemental Information page to learn about the N. Renaissance and/or work on the "Ongoing" homework assignment
THURSDAY: Still down with what seems like plague, except that I am still alive...even if it doesn't always feel like it....
- Spend some time sharing your homework answers:
- First, break into 2 groups according to the question you selected to answer. In your specific group, discuss your answers and the topic in general. You should add notes and additional information to you answer document that will be helpful to your understanding.
- Next, as a class, discuss the two questions and their common themes and specific differences.
- Leave the papers with the sub. when you are finished
- Use the rest of the time to get into the N. Renaissance using your packet (the same one with all the Italian Renaissance info.) and the resources provided on the Supplemental Resources as a way to direct focus toward some major artists of the time/place: Jan van Eyck, Hieronymous Bosch, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Hans Holbein, and Albrecht Dürer.
- If you divide into groups of 2 or 3, you can each represent one of these artists. Work it out.
- Pay special attention to the KhanAcademy links and the "Introduction" to pages. From there, you can scroll to find articles and/or videos about the artists
- Each group should post its findings to the Facebook - Why is the artist on this short list? What innovations did he bring to the art world? What characterizes his work? How is this work different from what was being produced in Italy or elsewhere? What formal elements are crucial to their work? What content/context makes is unique? ETC...Of course, pictures, additional resources, etc. are always helpful, since your classmates will be referring to your posts for review.
- THANK YOU and I apologize AGAIN.
FRIDAY: ODD DAY/special schedule for Alumni Showcase
- DUE TUESDAY: Read Vasari's chapter on Properzia de' Rossi (it's only 3 small pages; I apologize for the weird stapling, you'll figure it out). Directly on the document, jot down your thoughts.
- DUE THURSDAY: "Think About It" # 21.4 OR the Crosscurrents on p. 677.
- Ongoing....due date coming soon....READ THIS. Then flip through chapters 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Combine these two exercises to set the stage to understand the goal for the remainder of the year: "Use the foundation that has been (will continue to be) set re: universal themes in the production of art and architecture as a way to connect to other cultures and to contemporary times." That's a tall order...additional details will be forthcoming but, to start, use the content provided in these chapters and the "Think About It" and "Crosscurrents" questions to find what piques your interest and to help guide you to what will be your Semester 2 project topic.
- EVERY TUESDAY IN MARCH = workshops by NAHS members to celebrate Youth Art Month; open to all - bring your friends
- THIS WEEK = photograms
March 17 (you will have a sub on this day = makes sense to take a test....update: The quiz in 2 parts + a related writing assignment will be graded as the test)
April 14 (end Q3)
May 19 (@ Interim)
June 14 (Final Exam)
LUNCHTIME LECTURES. This lecture series is intended to provide knowledge of art-related careers. Even if you do not go on to study art, the exposure to careers that combine art WITH other fields of study should be enlightening as you consider the possibilities for your future. This is a mandatory part of the studio art curriculum but an extra credit opportunity for you!
Requirements: 1) Attendance at the lecture; 2) A typed report (1 - 2 pages), which incorporates both factual information about the lecture itself and reflective thoughts that express your ability to make meaning of the experience; 3) Submission of the report no later than the Friday after the lecture.
- April 12, 2016 - TBD