ART 451 / ECS 451

The Artist as Idea

Bridget A. Alsdorf and Carolyn Yerkes

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Seminar will explore the myth of the artist in Europe and North America from the Renaissance to the present. Topics will include ideas of the artist as a privileged social being, notions of artistic temperament and “genius,” the gendering of the artist, modern myths of bohemianism and madness, the importance of race and cultural identity, and the postmodern artist’s engagement with mass media. Analysis of self-portraiture, artists’ statements and writings, and artists in film. Case studies include Leonardo, Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Artemisia Gentileschi, Dürer, Manet, Van Gogh, Kahlo, Warhol, and Kara Walker.

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