Week 7 discussions

Order Description

1.) “Tchaikovsky and Women in Art” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Comment on the depiction of male and or females in paintings in the course and feel free to refer to the Artists below:

Artists’ Depictions of Women

Chapters 31 and 32, depictions of women by male artists Manet, Degas, Dewing, Eakins and by female artists Cassatt, Morisot, Haudecort-Lescot, Sara M. Peale

National Museum of Women in the Arts at https://www.nmwa.org/explore/collection-highlights/18th%E2%80%9319th-century

National Gallery of Art (search by artist name) at https://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/Collection/artists.html?pageNumber=1

2.) “Color Analysis” Please respond to one (1) of the following, using sources under the Explore heading as the basis of your response:

Describe two (2) color paintings by different artists (selected from the list or sources in the Explore section below) that you believe represent the following quote by Kandinsky on the subject of color in art. Justify your response. From Concerning the Spiritual in Art: “If you let your eye stray over a palette of colors, you experience two things. In the first place you receive a purely physical effect, namely the eye itself is enchanted by the beauty and other qualities of color. […] These are physical sensations, limited in duration. They are superficial, too, and leave no lasting impression behind if the soul remains closed. And so we come to the second result of looking at colors: their psychological effect. They produce a correspondent spiritual vibration, and it is only as a step towards this spiritual vibration that the physical impression is of importance. … Generally speaking, color directly influences the soul.” – Wassily Kandinsky. Discuss these ideas for the use of color and its impact in our own times, such as its effect for advertising and sales, or its impact in the workplace and home.

Kandinsky on Color

Chapters 33 and 34, works by Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne, Gauguin, Munch, Picasso, Braque, and Matisse

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Search names listed above at https://www.moma.org/collection/artist_index.php?start_initial=A&end_initial=A&unparsed_search=2