Upload Assignment: Paper 3: Choose 2 Artists: Due May 7

Choose 2 artists or artworks from the list below that were introduced in class this semester.  Write500 wordseach on why you think this artist’s work is important. Write about specific works / images.  Issues you might consider; what sets the work apart from other work in that medium?  Is the cultural context of the work important (when it was made and in what political/cultural climate)? What do you learn/experience from this artist’s work, how did it change/challenge your previous ideas?

Edward Muybridge – 19thc. sequential photography

George Melies – early film

Winsor McCay – early animation

Alexander Rodchenko – photography / design / Soviet avant-garde

Dziga Vertov – filmmaker / Man with a Movie Camera / Soviet avant-garde

Sergei Eisenstein – filmmaker / Battleship Potemkin / Soviet avant-garde

Vavara Stepanova – Russian / Soviet Avant-garde

Ana Mendieta – performance

Marina Abramovic – performance

Jean Michel Basquiat – painter / graffiti

Un Chien Andalou (Dali and Bunuel) – surrealism / film

Maya Deren – film

John Heartfield – photomontage

Nikki S. Lee -conceptual photography

Carrie Mae Weems – conceptual photography

Vik Muniz – conceptual photography

Lily McElroy – performance

Penelope Umbrico – conceptual photography

Carrie Mae Weems – conceptual photography

Lotte Reiniger – early animation / Prince Achmed

The Brothers Quay – animation

La Jetee (Chris Marker) – film

Kara Walker – installation/graphic arts

Layla Ali – artist / illustration

Cindy Sherman – artist / conceptual photography

Nick Cave – fashion / performance / sculpture

Sherin Neshat – photography / film / installation

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