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analyze the artworks in the context of their commission, diffusion and reception. It will cover major art movements in Western culture such as Realism, Impressionism, Postimpressionism, Symbolism, Fauvism, Abstraction, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Art Brut, Neo-Dada, Minimalism, Pop Art, Feminism as well as visual culture more largely (posters, ads and some moving images). The stress will be put on the role of institutional and private patronage, the mechanisms of censorship, the art market, the exhibition system or other approaches to display. The period covered by the course corresponds to a major shift in the way artists produced and diffused their artworks. Guided by the ideal of artistic freedom and the artist's supreme independence since the second half of the 19th century, their radical reaction to the establishment (avant-garde movements) resulted in the re-deﬁnition of what art is (abstraction, the ready-made) as well as in an intense reﬂection on the political implication of artists and artworks (anti-war or feminist art). The course will address the topic through four main sections : 1) political engagement, 2) freedom and anti-establishment, 3) propaganda et 4) wars. Within each section, the sessions will unfold chronologically allowing a better understanding of the evolution of the notions involved, the artistic techniques as well as the status of the creator. Whenever a new artistic movement is introduced, its main characteristics and protagonists will be exposed so that students of different backgrounds be able to follow efﬁciently the course argument. The « conférence de méthode » will be closely related to the course, focusing on visual analysis methodology, and the subtle articulation between an artwork and its historical context. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Pedagogical Method : Brainstorming session between graphic design and political science students, with the objective of creating posters covers tee-shirt ﬂyers cards that focuses on issues of political, economic and cultural change. The students will be offered the opportunity to discover new printing techniques as they work together with ESADHaR students in the silk printing workshop, and contribute ideas to the group project. Course Description : Posters can be powerful vehicles for social change. Publishing a poster means to target an audience. Different categories of people are part of this audience : people who agree with the poster's message, but also people who are undecided or people who are willing to rethink their positions. In any cases, posters educate about an issue. It can also inspire people to action. People may agree with a poster's position without acting on it, and posters can encourage their involvement. They also let viewers know that others share their position. The intricacy to reach a very broad audience makes the making of a poster a very subtile exercise between communication and graphic design. Whether they were created by well-known artists, like Robert Rauschenberg or Sister Corita Kent, or by others who were associated with grass-roots groups like the Gay Liberation Front or Another Mother for Peace, the posters offer an outlook on emerging political identities : including feminism, the “Black is Beautiful” movement, the American Indian movement, gay rights or the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. What about today ? Women's, gays, international human rights even animals or plants rights are still consistent theme. Required reading : Come Alive ! The spirited Art of sister Corita – Julie Ault – four corners - 2006.
POWER TO POSTER
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Yann OWENS (Professor - ESADHAR -School of Arts). Pedagogical Format : Workshop Course validation : To be deﬁned with the teacher in session 1.
PRESENCES OF THE PAST : REMEMBERING SOCIALISM AND THE HOLOCAUST IN EASTERN EUROPE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Lan