16 Ideas About Art
- Jan 22 – "Women’s Work" is also Art
- Jan 27 – Abstraction is Freedom
- Feb 3 – You can Find Art Anywhere!
- Feb 10 – Drawing is Language
- Mar 2 – Cameras Tell Stories
- Feb 24 – Art can be Shocking!
- Feb 17 – Art is a good excuse to go to fun places
- Mar 9 – We need to talk about Beauty
- Mar 16 – Your Realism is getting in the way of my Romanticism!
- Mar 23 – Art is a good way to Talk to Your Brain!
- Apr 6 – Being Yourself can be Art
- Apr 13 – The Internet is an Art Gallery (Molly Soda/Mattes)
- Apr 20 – Art can be Sustainable?
- Apr 27 – The Street is a great place for Art
- May 4 – Remix is the Art of Your Time!
- May 13 – Art is a lot about Speech
Idea #1: “Women’s Work” is also Art
throwing molten lead, 1969
|Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Wadsworth Atheneum, 1973
Donald Trump’s Star on Hollywood Blvd, 2017
- What is "Women’s Work"?
- What is "Art"?
- What does "Women’s Work" is also Art mean?
- In 1969 Mierle Laderman Ukeles wrote her Manifesto for Maintenance Art. 51 years later, in 2020, we will try our own Maintenance Art right here on the Long Beach State campus. Here’s our project:
Idea #2: Abstraction is Freedom
Autumn Rhythm, 1950
Blue Green Black Red: The Dallas Panels, 1988
- What is Abstraction?
- Do you prefer Representation or Abstraction?
- Texture & Configuration
- "Getting It" vs "Being With It"
Idea #3: You can Find Art Anywhere!
Window Wall for Cal State Long Beach, 1975
|Christo + Jeanne-Claude
Wrapped Riechstag, Berlin, 1971-1995
Makapansgat Pebble, 3,000,000 BCE
- Where do I find Art?
- What am I looking for?
- How do I know it is Art?
- Is Art just everything? What isn’t Art?
- What is a Curator?
- Is a Curator different from an Artist?
- Has Social Media killed Loitering?
- What is a Flâneur?
Idea #4: Drawing is Language
Dürer’s Rhinoceros, 1515, woodcut
Heartbeat Drawing Since 1995, 1999
Lemon Meringue, 1964
- Do you like to draw?
- Is your drawing so awful that you just can’t stand to look at it?
- Who speaks more than one language?
- How many languages do you speak?
- Do you find that different languages enable different thought?
- Have you seen or made a drawing that said things difficult to say in words?
- Art Activity #4 – Drinking & Drawing
quotations on drawing from Dan Scott
Idea #7: Cameras Tell Stories
One of the spinners in Whitnel Cotton Mfg. Co. N.C., 1908
Misty and Jimmy Paulette in a taxi, NYC, 1991
Men and women in Louisville, Kentucky, line up seeking food and clothing from a relief station during the Great Ohio River Flood, 1937
- Are photographs "true" or "fiction"?
- Is there a difference between "true" and "truth"?
- Can "fiction" ever contain "truth"?
- What should be in a Photo Caption?
- Why do you look at an image? Because your friends or family or someone you find interesting posted it on Instagram?
- Do you "like" photos because of qualities in the photography?
- Or because you like, or want to be liked, by the person who took it?
- How long do you look at a photo on Instagram? More than one second? Or less?
- What do you think of Selfies?
- What’s the most amazing photograph you have ever seen?
- Do you have a "real" (DSLR or Mirrorless) camera?
- This week’s Photo Story Activity
Idea #6: Art can be Shocking!
Idea #5: Art is a good excuse to go to fun places
Idea #8: We need to talk about Beauty
Idea #9: Your Realism is getting in the way of my Romanticism
Idea #10: Art is a good way to Talk to Your Brain
- Cognitive Maps
- Automatic Drawing
Idea #11: Being Yourself can be Art
Idea #12: The Internet is an Art Gallery
Idea #13: Art can be Sustainable?
Idea #14: The Street is a great place for Art
Idea #15: Remix is the Art of Your Time!
Idea #16: Art is a lot about Speech
Now, Piotr Kowalski
- Maintenance Art
- Finding Art
Sometimes even a ghost story can be Art!