ARTH 562 Spring 2013 German Expressionism: Art, Market, and Theory

The art of Die Brucke and Der Blaue Reiter has been the subject of critical and scholarly engagement and reconsideration from its inception to today. Exploring the primary documents of the German Expressionist movement, both artist- and critic-generated, the course will question how these formative texts conflict with current definitions and perceptions. The seminar will consider recent scholarship that has documented and investigated market and exhibition practices. Both Brucke and Blaue Reiter artists worked collectively. How did these communal artistic projects succeed or fail? This seminar will address the multi-faceted production of German Expressionism, including painting, sculpture, printmaking, architecture, film, and literature. The course will use the collections at the Clark and the Williams College Museum of Art.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on involved class participation, several short presentations, and a term paper of 20 pages
Additional Info: not available for the Gaudino or Pass/Fail options
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: preference given to Graduate Program students and then to senior Art History majors
Department Notes: satisfies the seminar requirement for the undergraduate Art History major
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 14
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Class Number: 3820
ARTH562-01(S) SEM German Expressionism Division 1: Languages and the Arts Jay A. Clarke
W 1:30 PM-4:10 PM Clark Art Seminar Room 3820
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