2 PART ASSIGNMENT
(1st Assignment) Visions of America: Abstraction
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.
(2nd Assignment) Visions of America: Industry
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.
Submit your Visions of America: Industry 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.