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Modernism and Modernity: Art and Culture 1900-1945 (ONLINE) IN 670EM_ON
with Dr. Kevin Richards
Examine the artists and artistic movements of the ﬁrst half of the 20th century, focusing on the development of modernism in Europe before World War II. View an array of work from historical and art historical perspectives, and analyze the world views and material conditions that contributed to the transformation of art during this era. Online instruction will provide weekly video lectures, readings, and instructor-moderated discussion boards.
Image: Henri Matisse, Dance (1909-10)
Modern Art Since 1945 (ONLINE) IN 670RS_ON
with Dr. Kevin Richards
Examine the development of art in America and Europe from the end of World War II to the end of the twentieth-century, including Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Land-Based art, and other significant artistic movements. Analyze the aesthetic ideas that have informed the narrative and contested terrain around art since 1945, including the challenges to the ideals of modernism. Online instruction will provide weekly video lectures, readings, and instructor-moderated discussion boards.
Souvenir, Jasper Johns (b. 1930),1970, Lithograph, 35 x 24 in. (88.9 x 60.96 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Accession # 2015.42.7, Gift of Ofelia Garcia, © estate of Jasper Johns / Licensed by VAGA, New York
Picturing Benjamin Franklin (ONLINE) IN 651EB_ON
with Dr. Paul Sivitz
Benjamin Franklin’s iconic status has been, since his own lifetime, bolstered by images and shapes our perceptions of this historical figure. The numerous portraits, busts, and drawings from the eighteenth century are only a part of the vast collection of visual Frankliniana. Examine the man and his likenesses within an historical context, including the question as to why the image of the older, corpulent Franklin is the most popular representation, when in fact Franklin was, until quite late in life, very fit. Readings include selections Franklin’s Autobiography, as well as his letters and papers. Online instruction will provide weekly recorded lectures plus live Zoom sessions with the instructor on Tuesdays, July 7, 21 & August 4. 7:30- 8:30.
- Develop an historical understanding of Benjamin Franklin, while at the same time, evaluate the use of his image in different contexts.
- Learn to evaluate primary sources and use them to more thoroughly understand historical actors and events and write short papers using those sources.
Materials List: Sivitz IN 651EB_ON
Dr. Paul Sivitz received his MA in History from Temple University and his PhD in History from Montana State University. He has returned to his native Philadelphia after teaching for seven years in the Department of History at Idaho State University. He specializes in early America, the Atlantic World, Race and Slavery, the social history of disease and medicine, and the circulation of knowledge in the eighteenth century. His art historical interests span the early modern period, particularly the themes of science, medicine, and political commentary.
Benjamin Franklin, David Martin (1736-1798), 1767,Oil on canvas, 49 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (125.8 x 100.4 cm.), Collection of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Accession #1943.16.1, Gift of Maria McKean Allen and Phebe Warren Downes through the bequest of their mother, Elizabeth Wharton McKean, Joseph Harrison, Jr. Collection