Sunday, April 22, 2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Excerpt from Rosetti Poem, "Body's Beauty":
Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told
(The Witch he loved before the gift of Eve.)
That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive,
And her enchanted hair was the first gold.
And still she sits, young while the earth is old,
And subtly of herself contemplative,
Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave
Thursday, March 8, 2018
This week we discuss Pablo Picasso. We discuss his training and the art style of the period. We also cover Picasso and primitivism and imperialism in Europe in the early 1900s. Picasso's life was marked by war, we discuss work that shows his outspoken opinion against tragedy and destruction, and his lifelong commitment to communism and peace.
We discuss how the ruling class controls the art market and why that's so destructive. How do artists get into galleries? What types of galleries exists, and what is the culture like? We also cover the idea of conspicuous consumption and art buying and how the working artist struggles to get started in late stage capitalism.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
This week we read and discuss Art Historian Linda Nochlin's 1971 Article, "Why Have There Been No Great Female Artists?". We talk about what it means to be "great", how society has affected the way women study art, feminist art, and the early women's liberation movement.
Linda Nochlins full article.
Link to information on the exhibition Woman House, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in D.C.
An Illustrated Guide to Linda Nochlin's Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists.