Fall 2015 not offered
This course surveys the painting and sculpture of black American artists. Most of the earliest professional African American painters concentrated on landscape, which was the dominant idiom in mid-19th century American art. What was unique or distinctive about their landscape? To answer this question, we begin with a unit on the history of landscape painting in Western art. We move then into the landscapes of Duncanson and Bannister. Next, we focus on the art of Henry O. Tanner, before turning our attention to the art of the Harlem Renaissance and the intellectual ideal of the New Negro. The role of the WPA and the art of Jacob Lawrence is followed by a section on the impact of the Civil Rights Movement on the visual arts and the art of Bearden.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFAM-MN)(AFAM)
|Examinations and Assignments:
A midterm and a final; a class debate and an 8-10 page paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments:
There will be a required class trip to New York City to visit museums. This trip will be on a Saturday. Transportation and museum admission will be provided by the University.
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