Seeing to present art history to a variety of learners, Art History Unstuffed presents the Soundbytes in Modern Art podcast. These episodes are available as single units or can be found as a virtual book on iBooks, free of charge under the title Art History Unstuffed: The Podcasts.
This twenty-seven episode series of five minute videos span Western art history, from the Caves to Romanticism. Produced for and with the assistance of Otis College of Art and Design, these can be used by students and teachers as introductory, supplementary or review material. Each video is written,narrated and produced by Dr. Jeanne S. M. Willette, reinforced with written text and richly illustrated with many images.
“ Art is not what you see, but what you make others see”
The Construction of a Discourse, 1910-1914
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.
Creating a Culture of Cyber Criticism
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.
Volume One: Blindness (Volume 1)
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.
With an international audience, this website and its accompanying podcasts provide the 21st version of learning about art, history, philosophy, and theory.
Seeing to present art history to a variety of learners, Art History Unstuffed presents the Soundbytes in Modern Art podcast. These episodes are available as single units or can be found as a virtual book on iBooks, free of charge under the title: Art History Unstuffed: The Podcasts. Each episode discusses a single topic at greater length than the written posts, which are about 2500 words each. Each podcast ranges from 15 to 20 minutes and is part of a series that treats an artist or a topic over an hour of listening. The episodes are, therefore, discussions at a higher level and are geared more to graduate students and to colleagues than to the beginning student.
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.
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“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.”
— Jackson Pollock