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.
http://plaidnet.greenwichacademy.org/arthistoryslides/slideidgal/MODERNISM/LATE20THCENTURY/late20th39.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visitor touching The Wall
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:TouchWall.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frederick Hart.  The Three Soldiers.  1984.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:The_Three_Soldiers.jpg

Glenna Goodacre. The Vietnam Women's Memorial.  1993.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Women%27s_Memorial.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portraits

 

 

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.
http://www.blavish.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/portrait%20of%20dr%20gachet.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self-Portraits

 

 

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.
http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/blogon/upload/2006/06/SelfportraitCutting1998.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Opie.  Self-Portrait/ Pervert.  1994.
http://www.regenprojects.com/files/db15e039.jpg

Catherine Opie.  Self-Portrait Nursing. 2004.
http://www.regenprojects.com/files/bec09099.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Opie.  Oliver in a Tutu.  2004.
http://mailer.e-flux.com/mail_images/1137801987aldrich.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
http://www.froehl.artgalleries.ch/img1/01.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michelangelo.  David.  1501 – 04.
http://www.artchive.com/artchive/m/michelangelo/david.jpg

 

contrapposto

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
http://www.espacioluke.com/2006/Octubre2006/images/Hannah/Wilke-78-2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Wilke.  Intra Venus #4.  1988 - 1993.
http://www.artium.org/imagen/expo_Wilke-92-2.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
http://artscenecal.com/ArticlesFile/Archive/Articles2005/Articles0105/NOslineA.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.