August 29
The Body, Race, Gender, Clan & Class



Joe Rosenthal.  Raising Old Glory at Iwo Jima.   February 23, 1945.
Marien, Mary Warner.  Photography: A Cultural History.  Second edition.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.







Thomas E. Franklin.  The Flag Raising at Ground Zero.  2001.
Fichner-Rathus, Lois.  Understanding Art.  Seventh edition.  Austalia: Thompson Wadsworth, 2004.







Canal Street

John Mccusker.  Canal Street, New Orleans.  2005.
Marien, Mary Warner.  Photography: A Cultural History.  Second edition.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.







Maya Lin.  Vietnam Veterans Memorial.  Black granite.  492’ long, height of wall at center 10’ 1”.  Washington D.C.  1982.







Visitor touching The Wall







Frederick Hart.  The Three Soldiers.  1984.

Glenna Goodacre. The Vietnam Women's Memorial.  1993.







Theodore Gericault.  Raft of the Medusa.  1818 - 19.







Raft of the Medusa (detail)






The Body
The body has proven a powerful means of expression since humans began making art
Communicates a sense of the individual
Conveys social understandings and structures
Reflects personal experience
Reveals how a person, family, clan, class, culture regards themselves and others










Colossal Head 4 San Lorenzo
Colossal Head La Venta
Colossal Head 4 at San Lorenzo
Coe, Michael D. and Rex Koontz. Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs. Fifth edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 2002.
Colossal Head at La Venta
Miller, Mary Ellen. Art of Mesoamerica. Revised edition. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1996.







Vincent Van Gogh.  Portrait of Dr. Gachet.  1890.







Lucian Freud.  Naked Man (back view) .  1992.







Marcus Harvey.  Myra.  9’ X 11’.  1995.



Appropriation = the use of found or borrowed elements in the creation of a new artwork







Duane Hanson. Tourists. 1970. Polyester resin, fiberglass and human paraphernalia.



trompe l’oeil = fool the eye











Frida Kahlo.  Self-Portrait with Monkey.  1938.







Cindy Sherman.  Untitled Film Still #6.  1979.







Cindy Sherman. Untitled Film Still #21. 1978.
Cruz, Amanda and Elizabeth A. T. Smith.  Cindy Sherman: Retrospective.  Chicago:  Thames & Hudson, 1998.



Pastiche = an artistic technique whereby a generally light-hearted tongue-in-cheek imitation of another's style is employed; although jocular it is usually respectful (as opposed to parody, which is not)







Catherine Opie.  Self-Portrait.  1993.








Catherine Opie.  Self-Portrait/ Pervert.  1994.

Catherine Opie.  Self-Portrait Nursing. 2004.







Catherine Opie.  Oliver in a Tutu.  2004.







The Idealized Body



Polykleitos. Doryphoros. 450 - 440 BC.
Janson, H.W. and Anthony F. Janson. History of Art. Sixth edition. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2001.

Male Torso.  Wood.  1934.







Michelangelo.  David.  1501 – 04.









Sickness and Death



Jenny Saville.  Propped.  1992.



"If we continue to speak in this sameness, speak as men have spoken for centuries, we will fail each other again" - Luce Irigaray







Kiki Smith. Pee Body. 1992.









Hannah Wilke.  So Help Me Hannah.  1978-81.







Hannah Wilke.  Intra Venus #4.  1988 - 1993.







Hannah Wilke. Intra Venus Series. 1992 - 1993.
Warr, Tracey. The Artist's Body. London: Phaidon Press Ltd., 2000.







Nina Berman's Purple Heart series







Naida Osline.  Varience series.  2004.







Andres Serrano.  The Morgue (Hacked to Death II).  1992.







Photographer Unknown. Father and Mother Holding a Dead Child.  c. 1850 - 1860s.  Daguerreotype.
Marien, Mary Warner.  Photography: A cultural History.  Second edition.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006.







Jacques-Louis David.  Death of Marat.  1793.