“ Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”
The Writing of Cubism posits that when the art critical writings on Cubism are re-read within their original intellectual and political context, it becomes clear that the historical coincidence of the conception of Cubism on the eve of the Great War had an impact upon the verbal configuration of this new movement that was equal to, if not outweighing, the stylistic innovations and artistic experiments of the artists.
This book examines the possibilities of theorizing the Web, takes up current debates on digital discourse, and presents the work of the leading scholars of the Internet working in the current field of content production in Cyberspace.
After Postmodernism, it is now time to return to an abandoned territory in search of our own blindness. What did we not see during the age of theorizing, to what were we blind? In three substantial case studies this volume, the first of three books on Postmodernism, the author closely examines some of the remains of a lost era.
Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette – 3/12/19
Dr. Jeanne Willette unfortunately passed away in early 2019. She supported thousands of students in their exploration of art history during her career and was a valued colleague. This site, Art History Unstuffed, was one of her major contributions to those studying this field. Without Dr. Willette this site is not being updated with new content. While her web master, with support from her two sons, continues to maintain the site for the time being, a new generation of Art Historians is needed to carry the site into the future. If you are interested in participating or have other suggestions for this site, please click here to leave a note.
Norman Rockwell, Part Two
America was never more united in a single national effort than it was during the Second World War. During the dark days of these years, American on the home front took comfort from a steady stream of covers on the Saturday Evening Post. Through a series of invented characters, such as Rosie the Riveter, who personified the United States, and the famous suite, The Four Freedoms, Rockwell created icons for his country.
Norman Rockwell, Part One
Although the career of Norman Rockwell, the acclaimed illustrator for the Saturday Evening Post, spanned the twentieth century, his mature period of the 1940s and 1950s is the best known. This podcast, the first of three, discusses how this artist “invented” a traditional old-fashioned America, using modern movie methodology of “directing” his cast of characters to create his iconic “America.”
Pablo Picasso, Part Four
For decades one of the most famous and iconic works of modern art was mis-placed, waiting in New York City for the Spanish Republic to return. Predicting the horrors of the Second World War, Guernica had a potency and power that lingered long after the mural was finally sent home to Spain. This podcast discusses the long-term impact of this work of art and recounts how the anti-war statement played an unexpected role in the 2003 war on Iraq.