How to Look at Great Art-Works in 01-03

How to Look at and Understand Great Art - Works Discussed in Lectures 1-3

Lecture 1. The Importance of First Impressions (10-09-2018):

⦁ Constable,John. The Hay Wain. 1821. The National Gallery, London.
⦁ Donatello. Equestrian statue of Gattamelata. c. 1417. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
⦁ Rodin, Auguste. Burghers of Calais. 1884-1886. Musee Rodin, Paris.
⦁ Graves, Nancy. Extend-Expand. 1983. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
⦁ Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The Gates, Project for Central Park, New York City. 2005.
⦁ Cordier, Charles-Henri. Sudanese in Algerian dress. 1856-1857. Musee du Louvre, Paris.
⦁ Michelangelo Buonarroti. Pieta. 1498-1499. St. Peter's Basilica, Rome.
⦁ Picasso, Pablo. The Dove of Peace. c.1951. Musee de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
⦁ Marc, Franz. Horse in Landscape. 1910. Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.

Lecture 2. Where Am I? Point of View and Focal Point (10-09-2018)

⦁ Rembrandt van Rijin. Holy Family with a Painted Frame and Drapery. 1646. Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel, Germany.
⦁ Robinson, Theodore. Bird's Eye View of Giverny. 1889. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
⦁ Raphael (Raffaello Santi). Sistine Madonna. 1513. Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany.
⦁ von Honthorst, Gerrit. Adoration of the Shepherds. 1622. Wallraf-Richartz Museum, Cologne, Germany.
⦁ Titian (Tiziano Vecellio). Madonna of the Pesaro Family. 1519-1526. Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
⦁ Nolde, Emil. Pentecost. 1909. Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.
⦁ Raphael (Raffaello Santi). Madonna of the Meadow. 1505. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
⦁ Breughel, Pieter the Elder. Battle of Carnival and Lent. 1559. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.
⦁ Pollock, Jackson. Convergence. 1952. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
⦁ Rothko, Mark. No. 10. 1952. Collection of Kate Rothko Prizel and Christopher Rothko.
⦁ Ghiberti, Lorenzo. East Doors of Florence Cathedral (Gates of Paradise). 1425-1452. Baptistery of San Giovanni, Florence.
⦁ Donatello. David. 1425-1430. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence.
⦁ Hesse, Eva. Repetition Nineteen, III. 1968. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
⦁ Tinguely, Jean. Meta-Mechanical Automobile Sculpture. 1954. Musee National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.
⦁ Calder, Alexander. La Spirale. 1958. Palais de L'Unesco, Paris.
⦁ Holt, Nancy. Sun Tunnels. 1973-1976. Great Basin Desert, Utah.
⦁ Manet, Edouard. Boating. 1874. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
⦁ Renoir, Pierre-Auguste. Woman in a boat. 1877. Private Collection.

Lecture 3. Color - Description, Symbol and More (10-09-2018)

⦁ van Gogh, Vincent. The Night Cafe. 1888. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT.
⦁ Raphael (Raffaello Santi). The School of Athens. c. 1510-1511. Stanza della Segnatura, Stanza di Raffaello, Vatican.
⦁ Monet, Claude. Seaside Terrace at Le Havre. 1867. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
⦁ Seurat, George. Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte. 1884-1886. The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
⦁ Seurat, George. The Circus. 1891. Musee d'Orsay, Paris.
⦁ van Gogh, Vincent. Interior of a Restaurant. 1887. Rijksmuseum Kroeller-Mueller, Otterlo, The Netherlands.
⦁ Kobke, Christen. Shoreline at Emiliekilde. c. 1836. Musee du Louvre, Paris.
⦁ Gaugin, Paul. Vision after the Sermon. 1888. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK.
⦁ van Gogh, Vincent. Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Pipe. 1889. Stavros S. Niarchos Collection, Athens.
⦁ Albers, Joseph. Homage to the Square, Yellow Echo. 1957. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT.