1. Images concerned with his own personal experiences, history, literature, and art
2. Lived during the Harlem Renaissance, affect by intellectual, artistic, and political happenings
3. Collages use a lot of materials: fabrics, paper, foil, photographs, etc
1. Young British Artists movement
a. Complete openness to what art is: materials used, subjects, etc. Used scrap materials to show a sense of wild arbitrary living
2. The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living (1990)
a. Tiger shark preserved in formaldehyde
3. Life, death, art, and nature are intertwined.
a. Meaning of life and fragility of biological existence
1. Influenced by her father's photography
2. Women of firsts:
a. First photographer allowed in the Soviet Union
b. First cover of Time magazine
c. First female war correspondent allowed in combat zones
3. Civil rights, anti-oppression and discrimination
a. Very left-winged, investigated by FBI
1. "The Decisive Moment" was the first PHOTOGRAPHY exhibit in the Louvre
2. Focused on the examination of everyday movements of people
3. Used a 35mm camera: an informal and unrefined tool
1. Reproduced and magnified flaws of photography (blurriness and distortion) and flaws of the human face (bloodshot eyes, enlarged pores, etc)
2. Fingerprint series: thumb and forefinger pressed to canvas to make shades of grey
3. 1990s grid of individual abstract ellipticals that came together to form a human face
1. Traditional representational style and English
2. Paintings are the models not just the representations of them
1. American pop artist and filmmaker
2. "The Silver Factory" was his studio
a. Dollar bills, celebrities, brand name products
4. Valerie Solanas shot Warhol over a screen play of hers which Warhol had lost
1. Nonlinear narrative forms, unique camera angles, and use of lighting: CHIAROSCURO-light and dark
2. DIRECTOR, producer, filmmaker, and actor of the 20th century
1. "Tilted Arc" lead to death threats
2. Honorary degree of Doctor of Fine Arts by Williams college
3. The Te Tuhirangi Contour can be seen from space
1. PHOTOGRAPHER: Farm Security Administration during the Great Depression
2. Not much time in the dark room, only wrote notes on negatives
3. Literate, authoritative, and transcendent
1. Two Stalin prizes: 1941, 1946
2. "Father of Montage"
3. Did not use professional actors
1. ARCHITECTURE: physics+creativity of art=movement
2. 19th century Japenese Art: FISH FORMS
3. Industrial materials: steel, titanium, chain link, plywood, corrugated metal
1. SCULPTURE: death and human anatomy
2. FEMININE: life-sized figures in wax and bronze showing naked female bodies in disturbing and humiliating poses
3. NATURE: intimate and fragile relationship with the environment by depicting the spirtual connection that humans have with animals
1. Deconstructive architect: CUBISM, where unlike shapes fit together
2. Political statement with buildings
3. Felix Nussbaum Haus
1. Initiated propaganda filmmaking for the Third Reich and her films became the most powerful tools used by Hitler in pushing his message.
2. Dedicated time to documenting little known tribes in Africa and bringing their culture to light.
3. Established the role for women within the filmmaking and photography worlds and is regarded as the most important females director of the 20th century.
1. Decided to continue African-American slave tradition of storytelling and history through writing, resulting in her "story" quilt series pieces.
2. Her art deals with the harsh realities of race and gender and her dreams of overcoming these obstacles
3. Ronggold's feminist ideas arose after the civil rights movement
1. Pop Art: "pop art" short for "popular art" was coined by british art critic Lawrence Alloway, and refers to the popular mass culture and familiar imagery of the contemporary urban environment
2. COMBINES: his personal variation on assemblage works constructed from already existing objects, intersperse painted passages with sculptural elements.
3. WHITE PAINTINGS: are seemingly blank surfaces and are this 'hypersensitive screens' affected by events in the environment beyond the artists control.
1. Known for designing and building steel and concrete figures that resemble natural objects such as skeletons and waves
2. One of the worlds only architects that also has a civil engineering degree.
3. Has been awarded sixteen honorary degrees, to date.
1. Untitled Film Stills: portrayed her as the housewife, the prostitute, the woman in distress, the woman in tears, the dancer, and the actress.
2. In 1981 Sherman was commissioned by the respected magazine Artforum to do a "centerfold" for one of their upcoming issues but was rejected when she submitted her photos.
3. Dolls or fake body parts, did not use herself as the model