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1. Review the Final Project Themes List attached belo, and identify the theme you find most interesting. In the textbox below, write the theme you will write about and include a few words about why you chose it.

 

2. Identify the artworks that correspond to the theme and period you chose from the Final Project Themes List. Write the artist, title, date, medium, dimensions, cultural origin, stylistic movement, and current location (museum, gallery, or private collection) for each artwork in the textbox below.

3. Identify the contemporary connection that corresponds to the theme and artworks you chose from the Final Project Themes List.

 

4. Write down what you hope your readers will learn about the importance of your comparison. What better understanding of the theme, represented in these works of art, might they gain? It may help you in answering this question to think back to your reasons for choosing the theme you selected in question 1.

 5. Identify the theme and two works you have selected for this assignment.

6. Write 1-2 sentences to introduce each work of art. Be sure to include the artist, title, date, medium, dimensions, the cultural origin or period of creation, and current location or collection of each artwork in the textbox below.

 

7. In the textbox below, write 1-2 sentences that explain the relationship between the two works and their shared theme. Consider what is significant about their relationship.

FAS 202 Final Project Themes List

In Milestone One, you will choose a pair of works (from one of the themes below) to focus on for your
final project, and then choose a contemporary work of art (or social construct) that relates thematically
to the pair you choose. Recommendations for the contemporary connection are found below the pair of
works, as well as a list of resources you may choose to use for your project.

Theme: dramatic expression

• Caravaggio, Entombment of Christ (style: Italian Baroque), ca. 1602

• Jackson Pollock, Autumn Rhythm (Number 30) (style: Abstract Expressionism), 1950

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at professional performance art (theater,
dance, music, etc.)

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/monarchy-enlightenment/baroque-art1/baroque-
italy/a/caravaggio-deposition
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/57.92
o http://www.webexhibits.org/colorart/abstract-expressionism.html

Theme: portrayal of family meal

• Jan Steen, The Merry Family (style: Dutch Baroque), 1668

• Van Gogh, The Potato Eaters (style: Postimpressionism), 1885

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at home improvement magazines/television
shows, commercial advertising

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/artists/181/jan-steen-dutch-1626-1679/
o http://www.artble.com/artists/vincent_van_gogh/more_information/style_and_technique
o http://www.theartstory.org/artist-van-gogh-vincent-artworks.htm
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gogh/hd_gogh.htm

Theme: the presentation of self/female self-portraiture

• Judith Leyster, Self Portrait (style: Dutch Baroque), 1630

• Frida Kahlo, The Two Fridas (style: Surrealism), 1939

• For contemporary connection, try looking at various forms of social media, the selfie
phenomenon

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.nga.gov/Collection/art-object-page.37003.html
o http://www.theartstory.org/artist-kahlo-frida.htm
o https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/art-between-wars/latin-american-
modernism1/a/kahlo-the-two-fridas-las-dos-fridas

Theme: honoring war veterans

• Jean Chalgrin et al., Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile, Paris (style: Neoclassicism), 1806–1836

• Maya Lin, Vietnam Veterans Memorial (style: Modernism/Minimalism), 1982

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at contemporary public memorials

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.arcdetriompheparis.com/history
o https://web.archive.org/web/20160403035643/http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildin
gs/Vietnam_War_Memorial.html
o https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-1010/minimalism-earthworks/v/mayalin-
vietnamvetmem

Theme: the depiction of the human form

• Jean-Antoine Houdon, George Washington (style: Neoclassicism), 1788–1792

• Duane Hanson, Supermarket Shopper (style: Superrealism), 1970

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at contemporary portrait sculpture

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/art-americas/british-colonies/early-
republic/a/houdon-george-washington
o http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/sculpture/duane-hanson.htm

Theme: impact of technology

• Joseph Wright of Derby, Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (style: Neoclassicism), 1768

• Nam June Paik, any of his digital works of art (style: Postmodernism), 1970

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at modern art/science/technology

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/joseph-wright-of-derby-an-experiment-on-a-
bird-in-the-air-pump
o http://vmfa.museum/mlit/nam-june-paik/

Theme: the sublime

• Caspar David Friedrich, Monk by the Sea (style: Romanticism), ca. 1809

• Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis (style: Abstract Expressionism), 1950-51

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at religion

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/what-is-the-sublime-
r1109449
o https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/the-sublime/the-romantic-sublime-
r1109221
o https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/becoming-modern/romanticism/romanticism-in-

germany/a/friedrich-monk-by-the-sea
o http://www.moma.org/collection/works/79250
o http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/landscape-and-the-sublime

Theme: political landscape

• J. M. W. Turner, The Burning of the House of Lords and Commons (style: Romanticism), 1835

• Monet, The Houses of Parliament, Sunset (style: Impressionism), 1903

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at contemporary impressionism

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.nga.gov/Collection/art-object-page.46523.html
ohttps://web.archive.org/web/20161221021951/https:/www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2007/turner/
turner_brochure.pdf

Theme: the beauty of nature

• Thomas Cole, The Oxbow (style: Romanticism), 1836

• Van Gogh, Olive Trees With Yellow Sky and Sun (style: Postimpressionism), 1889

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at contemporary landscape photography,
earth art

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cole/hd_cole.htm
o http://www.visual-arts-cork.com/famous-artists/thomas-cole.htm
o http://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/landscape-and-the-sublime
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/roma/hd_roma.htm
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/poim/hd_poim.htm
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/gogh/hd_gogh.htm

Theme: representation of war

• Francisco Goya, The Disasters of War (style: Romanticism), 1810–1820 (any print from the
series)

• Timothy O’Sullivan, A Harvest of Death (style: Realism/Photography), 1863

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at mass media, journalism

Some possible research sources:
o https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/285644
o http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1470451/
o http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/objects/58082/timothy-h-o’sullivan-print-by-alexander-
gardner-a-harvest-of-death-american-negative-july-4-1863-print-1866/

Theme: sleep/dreams

• Henri Fuseli, The Nightmare (style: Romanticism), 1782

• Salvador Dali, Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before
Awakening (style: Surrealism), 1944

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at contemporary psychology

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/gothic-nightmares-fuseli-blake-and-
romantic-imagination/gothic
o http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/19c/Workshop%203,%20item%203%20-
%20press%20release.pdf
o https://www.learner.org/courses/globalart/work/59/index.html
o http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/ficha_obra/352
o http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Freud/Dreams/dreams.pdf

Theme: motherhood/nursing mothers

• Mary Cassatt, Mother Rose Nursing Her Child (style: Impressionism), 1900 (or any “mother
nursing her child” image by Cassatt)

• Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait/Nursing (style: Contemporary), 2004

• For your contemporary connection, try looking at maternity/newborn photography,
controversies over breastfeeding

Some possible research sources:
o http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/cast/hd_cast.htm
o http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/artwork/28826
o http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/collections/collection-online/artwork/14666
o http://www.brooklynrail.org/2008/12/artseen/neo-maternalism-contemporary-artists-
approach-to-motherhood

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