Sunday, September 26, 2010

Byzantine icon Our Lady of Perpetual Succor (circa 1400)

Katharina Fritsch, Madonnenfigur, 1987

Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning Drawing, 1953

The Vasari reading for the week is online here. Next class we will 
discuss the illusion of light and space. 

In class, Tom talked about religious icons, reinterpretations of iconic 
practices, and religious and secular iconoclasm. Historically, an icon 
was a likeness or representation considered to have a divine provenance. 
After the lecture, how would you define an icon today? Can you think 
of any examples of contemporary iconoclasm in relation to 
contemporary icons? 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tomorrow in class we are going to look at and discuss icons, both ancient and contemporary. Do you have any thoughts about who creates or defines an icon? Respond here or just keep this question in mind to prepare for class.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Roy Lichtenstein

This week's recommended reading: Chapter 1 from Arthur Danto's After the End of Art, Princeton, 1997

And, Roberta Smith reviewed Dan Colen's work last week

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Welcome to the class! Check back soon for the Arthur C. Danto reading and an electronic version of the syllabus.