ART 215 – Art Across Borders: Contemporary Globalism
Note: Answer each question in full sentences. Each answer should be from three to six sentences in length.
- In reading Canaday’s writing on early Picasso and early Cubism, I’m less interested that you memorize all of the intricacies of Cubism than that you get a sense of what Canaday thought was important about Picasso. Canaday’s describes Picasso in a manner that defined what people of the 1940s and 1950s expected of a “modern” artist. Answer two questions:
- What are some of the words that Canaday uses to characterize Picasso as a person and artist? Pick a few choice ones.
- How many times did Picasso change in the period described by Canaday? Why do you think that “changing” is important in describing a “modern” artist?
- On Gaiger:
- Summarize Gaiger’s argument about what American modern (abstract) art of the 1940s and 1950s stood for? Reading Stonor’s article on the CIA will help you to understand Gaiger’s text.
- What was “the primitive” for Newman? Does it seem different than the way that Picasso related to that term?
- Smarthistory videos: Summarize briefly how space and form work in each of the paintings discussed.