Representational Cityscape

Resource: Review “Representational Cityscape,” and Ch. 3 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art

Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to and discussing the following:

The work of Joseph Stella and other early American modernists, such as Marsden Hartley, Max Weber, and Georgia O’Keeffe and how they differed greatly in subject and style to the work of the Ashcan School, and include the following:

  • Where did this abstract style originate? Describe at least one art work in your summary.
  • Choose one art form or cultural development that originated elsewhere but which is currently a part of American culture.
  • Describe how this art form has directly affected you.

Submit your assignment in a Microsoft® Word document using the Assignment Files tab above.

 

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Resources: Review Ch. 3 and 4 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week Two Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource

Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation which describes at least three different paintings of American buildings or an industrial process from artists discussed in Ch. 3 and 4 of your text.

Include responses and descriptions to the following in your slide presentation:

  • Why did the artists choose these subjects? What was their appeal?
  • Were the artists’ subjects characteristic of American national identity for that era?
  • How does each painting reflect the artists’ feelings or beliefs about what they were depicting?
  • A description of the innovation which is being depicted; in other words was the type of building or industrial process a significant break from the past? How? Research the type of building or industrial process from at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.

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Resource: Review “Documenting the Face of America: Roy Stryker and the FSA/OWI Photographers,” and Ch. 5 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art.

Write a 200- to 350-word summary responding to the following:

How was photography used as an instrument for social reform? What photograph do you think makes the most powerful social commentary? Why?

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Resources: Review Ch. 5 and 6 of Oxford History of Art: Twentieth-Century American Art, the Week 3 Electronic Reserve Readings, your Video Reflections, and at least one additional scholarly online or library resource.

Prepare a 5- to 10-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in which you examine the works of photographers working during the 1930s and the work of Abstract Expressionists.

Include responses and discussion of the following in your presentation:

  • Three photographers who worked during the 1930s
    • At least two examples of photography from each photographer
    • A description of the types of subjects photographed
    • Your opinion on whether or not photography is a fine art form with an explanation
    • Your opinion regarding how photography has affected American culture
  • One Abstract Expressionists painter who worked in post-World War II America
    • At least one art work
    • A description of the style of the painter and why he or she was interested in this style of abstraction
    • A description of how this style emerged in post-World War II America and why it differed from the art work of the 1930s

Submit your American Art Before and After World War II Presentation.

  • For Local Campus students, these are oral presentations accompanied by Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations with speaker’s notes which support and expand upon your bulleted text.

Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines and include a slide with all references.

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