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Choice B: Breathless: Popular film and the avant-garde
Choice B: Breathless: Popular film and the avant-garde
Filmed in 1959, Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless was created at a time when many European artists (like their American counterparts) had grown bored of the pretentious limitations that many Modernists had placed on the creation of art after World War II. As such, many became interested in objects/ideas from “vulgar” popular culture—rock-and-roll, film noir, comics, pulp fiction, and advertisements—to reinvigorate their work, resulting in movements like Pop and Nouveau Realisme that emerged at the same time as the “French New Wave” cinema Godard helped pioneer. Watch and research the film Breathless and its director Godard, and in an 8- 10-page paper (5000-level students, 10-14 pages), please address the following:
A brief biography of the film’s director and a very brief overview of the film’s plot.
In what ways does scholarship on Godard reveal how, like the era’s gallery art, Godard uses
ideas/imagery/genres from popular (and particularly American) youth culture, occasionally and knowingly juxtaposed with references to “high art,” throughout the film. Compare these strategies to some artists/works we’ve studied.
Discuss as well how scholars have addressed the period’s shifting gender ideals as reflected in the film’s male and female protagonists who were—like the film itself—viewed as scandalously modern by post-WWII standards but can today seem rather cliché.
(If you wish, feel free to explore further issues/ideas surrounding the film, its influences, and even how you feel it may have affected film or art history since it was first shown.)
Choice B: Breathless: Popular film and the avant-garde Choice B: Breathless: Popular film and the avant-gardeFilmed in 1959, Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless was created at […]
Harmony Hammond: Abstraction after Modernism RedLine Gallery is exhibiting the showChoice C: Harmony Hammond: Abstraction after Modernism RedLine Gallery is exhibiting the show Harmony Hammond: Becoming/Unbecoming Monochrome until Sunday, September 28th. Hammond emerged as part of a generation of abstract artists who rejected the Modernist orthodoxies of Abstract Expressionism and Clement Greenberg in the 1960s and ‘70s, seeking to re-energize abstraction with references to the body, architecture, craft, and even politics. As the RedLine show demonstrates, it is a quest that is ongoing for Hammond, juxtaposing her paintings from the 1970s with very recent works from her studio. After seeing the exhibition and mulling over the similarities and differences between Hammond’s work from the past and present, write an 8-10-page paper (5000-level students, 10-14 pages), that addresses the following:
A brief description of the exhibition as a whole and a brief biography of the artist.
Referencing your research on the artist’s work, history, and evolution, select four works from the show (two from the 20th century, two from the 21st century) that summarize some pertinent ways Hammond’s varied approaches to abstraction are visible in the different work on display in Becoming/Unbecoming Monochrome. How does the work speak to Modernist ideals of intense materiality, even as it breaks from Modernist goals of a “self-referential,” “pure” abstract art by referencing subjects and stories from real life?
How does the work in the show—separated by different decades, and different approaches—compare and contrast? What aspects consistently return in the works? And, what aspects change, evolve, or are rejected? How, in other words, do the works emphasize an artist still “in progress?”
Harmony Hammond: Abstraction after Modernism RedLine Gallery is exhibiting the showChoice C: Harmony Hammond: Abstraction after Modernism RedLine Gallery is exhibiting the show Harmony […]
Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselman RetrospectiveChoice A: Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselman Retrospective
The Denver Art Museum is currently hosting the Tom Wesselman retrospective Beyond Pop Art, which closes on Sunday, September 14th. The exhibition tracks the artist’s progression from his early Pop collages to his late, Matisse-inspired homages to Modernism. His decades-long development both reflected and departed from similar trajectories of his contemporaries who came of age in the post-World-War-II American art world. After visiting the show, paying close attention to Wesselman’s evolution from the late 1950s and into the 21st century, write an 8-10-page paper (5000-level students, 10-14 pages) that addresses the following:
A brief description of the exhibition as a whole, and a brief biography of the artist.
Comparing/contrasting Wesselman’s work to that of other artists of his generation, select three to four works from the show that you feel reflect either a similar or unique trajectory out of the Pop Art movement. Using your research to bolster your perspectives, do you feel Wesselman is best considered an artist of his age? Or did your favorite works from the show reflect a departure or different vision from his contemporaries? (Many of whom, like Wesselman, continued to work and evolve over decades.)
Ultimately, what works or era of work by Wesselman did you find the strongest in the exhibition? What works, and why?
Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselman RetrospectiveChoice A: Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselman RetrospectiveThe Denver Art Museum is currently hosting the Tom Wesselman […]