ART HISTORY 555
METHODS OF ART HISTORY
The Weekly Schedule
Note that this schedule may be revised if required. Certain activities
are still to be organized (such as the library visits), and so there will
be some re-arrangement. However, we will do everything here!
Love lists of dates? Take a look at the University
Calender for Fall, 2002
Week One: 28 August
- Introduction to the Course. Reading: The Preface, Introduction, and
Chapters 1-3 of Udo Kulterman's History of Art History, extract
handed out in class. Brief videos: "Life in Oregon..."
Week Two: 4 September
- Be prepared to discuss UK's chapters while prof. gives a slightly more
than introductory lecture on the "History of Art History" for the Ancient
to Renaissance periods. Be prepared also to discuss possible topics for
Week Three: 11 September
- Note: We will be meeting at 2:00 around the front desk of the
Little Fine Arts Library to participate in Ms. Meg Shaw's introduction to
online sources. This will take about an hour.
- Everyone will hand in an outline of their chosen topic. This
will be about one to two paragraphs in length, and need not be exhaustive.
This should include a description of the project, indications of how your
background and interests have led you here, and what you intend to explore.
If this is based on a previous paper, you must indicate this and explain how
you will expand and development this new paper. Discuss in class (please bring
copies for everyone--ca. 15).
- Discussion of what constitutes an Annotated Bibliography. Begin
work on this for week 6.
- Discussion of reading in Collins: the Preface; and then the
Introduction by Richard Shiff: xix-xxi; 1-24.
Week Four: 18 September
- I will perform with slides. Or, Udo and more.
- For next time, read: Carol Armstrong, "Counter, Mirror, Maid: Some
Infra-thin Notes on A Bar at the Folies-Bergere." (pp
Week Five: 25 September
- For next time: We'll look again at Carol Armstrong and also Albert
Boime. Remember that you are to have a one-page summary of one of the
articles. The people on the left side and those who were absent last
time are to do Armstrong's article, and everyone else is to do Boime's
- Also, bring in your resume! Don't worry if it is not immaculate.
- Finally, we will catch up with what everyone's doing in terms of
papers and, yes, the annotated bibliography.
Here are some career/resume site links:
Administration from Smith college; see also The Museum Resource
Board where you can post your own resume.
c.v. for Museum Professionals From the Web site of the College Art
c.v. for Art Historians Also from the Web site of the CAA.
- For next time: Kermit S. Champa, "Le Chef d'Oeuvre (bien
connu)": 91-114. Also: Bradford R. Collins, "The Dialectics of Desire, the
Narcissism of Authorship: A Male Interpretation of the Psychological
Origins of Manet's Bar: 115-141. Same assignment for a one-page
paper on one of the articles.
Week Six: 2 October
- Present the Annotated Bibliography Each student will discuss
finding sources; how has your project changed? Then on to Carol Armstrong
and David Carrier.
- Discuss Champa and Collins.
Week Seven: 9 October
- If time: "How I Got to be a Famous Art Historian; or, Step by
Step into The Burlington Magazine."
Week Eight: 16 October
- Appointments during class time on the upcoming presentation of the
Week Nine: 23 October
- Readings: the online handouts plus:
- Panofsky, Erwin. "Jan van Eyck's 'Arnolfini' Portrait. Burlington
Magazine, vol. 64 (1934): 117-127. And one of the following:
- Bedaux, Jan Baptist: "The Reality of Symbols. The Question of
Disguised Symbolism in Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait" Simiolus,
vol. 16 1986O, 5-28.
- Marrow, James, "Symbol and Meaning in Northern European Art of the
Late Middle Ages and the Renaissance" Simiolus (1986), 150-169.
- You should be writing now, even if you are still waiting to find that
special book or article.
- 21 October is University Midterm
Week Ten: 30 October
- The Topic will be Connoisseurship. Articles to be read are:
- Vasari on Mona Lisa.
Pater on Mona Lisa from his The Renaissance, London
- John Pope-Hennessy, "Connoisseurship" from his Study and Criticism
of Italian Sculpture, 1980: 11-38.
- Kenneth Clark, Leonardo da Vinci, 1939, 1989. Excerpt on Mona
Lisa, pp 171-177.
Week Eleven: 6 November
- Rough draft of paper is due. You will do a presentation of about 10
minutes and hand in a paper that should be at least halfway along.
- For the presentation, use no more than 3 slides or images. You're
giving an overview, not the full glory of your paper.
Week Twelve: 13 November
Week Thirteen: 20 November
Week Fourteen: 27 November
- 28-30 November: Thanksgiving
Week Fifteen: 2 to 6 December
Week Sixteen: 11 December
- Papers Due.
- 13 December: Last Day of Class
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