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2018-2019 University Catalogue 
2018-2019 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

PRES 685 PMA Featured Exhibition - Still Life, Landscape and Portraiture - Teacher Resources for the Classroom

College of Critical & Professional Studies

3 credits 42.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This course will draw upon the time-honored, traditional themes of still life, landscape and portraiture and their origins within the diverse history of art. The exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, presents a formidable, comprehensive survey of American still life in three decades and will provide much of the course study. Titled Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life, this exhibit will feature 120 oil paintings, watercolors and works in other media representing the finest accomplishments in the still life genre from its beginnings in the early 1800’s and travel to the Pop Art era of the 1960’s. Iconic artists such as Georgia O’Keefe, Andy Warhol, Horace Pippin, Charles Sheeler, Charles Demuth, Arthur B. Carles as well as Joseph Stella and Roy Lichtenstein will be regarded for their contributions to their respective eras. In addition, the course will consider still life, as well as landscape and portraiture, to reflect on interpretations of American identity, history and culture throughout time. Participants will learn the differences, along with similarities, of the variations on these traditional themes - along with their relationship to European and other important world influences. Visits include the Barnes Foundation, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and other relevant sites. Course content is cross-curricular applicable to all grade levels and subjects; course includes lectures and demonstrations to provide context and understanding.

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course may not be audited.
This course cannot be taken pass/fail.