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         OER for ART 105

               Modern Art




Introductory Resources

Why look at art? (2 minutes)

How art can help you analyze (5 minutes)

Becoming Modern: An Introduction (6 pages)

Where are the Women? (6 minutes)

The Changing Social Functions of Art Museums (8 pages)

Looking at Art Museums (7 pages)

Late 18th Century


Introduction to Neo-Classicism (2 pages)

The Legacy of Jacques Louis David (3 pages)

David, Oath of the Horatii (6 minutes)  

David, Death of Marat (6 minutes)

David, Napoleon Crossing the Alps (3 pages)

Kauffmann, Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi, Pointing to her Children as Her Treasures (3 pages)


Tipu’s Tiger (2 pages)

Company Painting in Nineteenth-Century India (2 pages)


Late Eighteenth-Century American Drawings (3 pages)

Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (3 pages)

American Federal-Era Period Rooms (6 pages)

Art and Society of the New Republic, 1776–1800 (2 pages)

Eighteenth-Century Women Painters in France (2 pages)

Early to Mid 19th Century


Introduction to Romanticism (2 pages)

Goya, Third of May, 1808 (11 minutes)

Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters (3 pages)

Goya, The Family of Charles IV (4 minutes)

Goya, And There’s Nothing to be Done (5 pages)

Goya, Saturn Devouring One Of His Sons (3 minutes)

Gros, Napoleon Bonaparte Visiting the Pest House in Jaffa (4 minutes)

Ingres, La Grande Odalisque (video: 4 minutes and essay: 8 pages)

Géricault, Raft of the Medusa (7 minutes)     

Géricault, Portraits of the Insane (4 pages)

Delacroix, Scene of the Massacre at Chios (3 minutes)

Delacroix, The Death of Sardanapalus (4 minutes)

Delacroix, Liberty Leading the People (July 28, 1830) (6 minutes)

Friedrich, Monk by the Sea (4 minutes)     

Friedrich, Abbey in the Oak Forest (4 minutes)

Fuseli, The Nightmare (3 pages)

Blake, The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins (3 minutes)

Constable, View on the Stour near Dedham (4 minutes)

Turner, Slave Ship (4 minutes)

Turner, Rain, Steam, and Speed — The Great Western Railway (4 minutes)

Cole, The Oxbow (6 minutes)

Catlin, The White Cloud, Head Chief of the Iowas (5 pages)

Leutze, Washington Crossing the Delaware (3 pages)


Introduction to Pre-Raphaelite Art (5 pages)

The Pre-Raphaelites (2 pages)

Millais, Ophelia (5 minutes)

Hunt, The Awakening Conscience (5 minutes)

Osborn, Nameless and Friendless (3 pages)


John Singleton Copley (2 pages)

John Constable (3 pages)

Jean Antoine Houdon (4 pages)

Japonisme (2 pages)

Joseph Mallord William Turner (3 pages)

Nineteenth-Century Iran: Continuity and Revivalism (2 pages)

Nineteenth-Century Iran: Art and the Advent of Modernity (3 pages)

Nineteenth-Century Court Arts in India (3 pages)

Nineteenth-Century American Jewelry (2 pages)

Nineteenth-Century American Folk Art (2 pages)

Nineteenth-Century American Drawings (4 pages)

American Public Sculpture, 1865–1915 (2 pages)

The Hudson River School (4 pages)

Candace Wheeler (2 pages)

Late 19th Century


Introduction to Impressionism (5 pages)

American Impressionism (3 pages)

Morisot, The Cradle (4 minutes)

Degas, At the Races in the Countryside (4 minutes)

Degas, The Dance Class (5 minutes)

Degas, Visit to a Museum (5 minutes)

Caillebotte, Paris Street; Rainy Day (5 minutes)

Cassatt, In the Loge (5 minutes)

Cassatt, Little Girl in a Blue Armchair (4 pages)

Cassatt, The Child’s Bath (3 minutes)

Renoir, The Grands Boulevards (6 minutes)

Renoir, Moulin de la Galette (5 minutes)

Monet, The Argenteuil Bridge (3 minutes)

Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare (4 pages)

Monet, Rouen Cathedral Series (4 minutes)

Monet, Water Lilies (6 minutes)


Introduction to Post-Impressionism (4 pages)

Seurat, A Sunday on La Grande Jatte (7 minutes)

Gauguin, Vision After the Sermon: Jacob Wrestling with the Angel (4 minutes)

Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going? (4 pages)

van Gogh, Self-Portrait Dedicated to Paul Gauguin (3 minutes)

van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (4 pages)

van Gogh, The Bedroom (5 minutes)

van Gogh, The Starry Night (5 pages)

Vincent van Gogh’s Drawings (4 pages)

Cézanne, The Bather (3 pages)

Cézanne, The Card Players (6 pages)

Cézanne, The Basket of Apples (4 pages)

Cézanne, Mont Sainte-Victoire (6 minutes)

Cézanne, The Large Bathers (5 minutes)


Klimt, The Kiss (4 minutes)

Klimt, Death and Life (4 minutes)

Alma-Tadema, Listening to Homer (4 minutes)

Toulouse-Lautrec, At the Moulin Rouge (3 minutes)

Rodin,The Burghers of Calais (4 pages)

Rodin,The Gates of Hell (4 minutes)

Claudel, The Age of Maturity or Destiny (4 pages)

Böcklin, Self-Portrait with Death Playing the Fiddle (3 minutes)

Munch, The Scream (2 pages)

Gaudí, Church of the Sagrada Família (6 minutes)

Sargent, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (3 pages)

Sargent, Madame X (2 pages)


The Salon and the Royal Academy in the Nineteenth Century (5 pages)

The Lure of Montmartre, 1880–1900 (4 pages)

Hokusai, Under the Wave off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) (3 pages)

Gottfried Lindauer, Tamati Waka Nene (5 pages)

The Etching Revival in Nineteenth-Century France (3 pages)

The Aesthetic of the Sketch in Nineteenth-Century France (4 pages)

Empire Style, 1800–1815 (3 pages)

America Comes of Age: 1876–1900 (3 pages)

American Bronze Casting (3 pages)

American Neoclassical Sculptors Abroad (2 pages)

American Scenes of Everyday Life, 1840–1910 (3 pages)

American Sculpture at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893 (4 pages)

Americans in Paris, 1860–1900 (5 pages)

Industrialization and Conflict in America: 1840–1875 (3 pages)

American Women Sculptors (3 pages)

Women Artists in Nineteenth-Century France (4 pages)

The Arts and Crafts Movement in America (5 pages)

John Singer Sargent (3 pages)

Augustus Saint-Gaudens (3 pages)

Auguste Rodin (6 pages)

The Barbizon School: French Painters of Nature (3 pages)

Bessie Potter Vonnoh (2 pages)



Introduction to Expressionism (4 pages)

Kirchner, Street, Berlin (3 minutes)

Kirchner, Self-Portrait as a Soldier (2 pages)

Kandinsky, Improvisation 28 (5 minutes)

von Jawlensky, Young Girl in a Flowered Hat (4 minutes)

Schiele, Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait) (3 minutes)


Inventing Cubism (3 pages)    

Cubism (2 pages) 

Introduction to Picasso (3 pages)

Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein (5 minutes)

Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (6 minutes)

Picasso, Reservoir, Horta de Ebro (4 minutes)

Braque, Viaduct at L’Estaque (4 minutes)

Picasso, Still Life with Chair Caning (7 minutes)

Picasso, Guitar (4 minutes)

Picasso, Guernica (4 pages)

Léger, Contrast of Forms (2 minutes)


Introduction to Fauvism (4 pages)

Matisse, Bonheur de Vivre (4 pages)

Matisse, Dance I (3 pages)

Matisse, The Red Studio (5 minutes)


The Ashcan School: An Introduction (9 pages)

Bellows, Both Members of This Club (4 pages)

Sparhawk-Jones, The Shoe Shop (6 minutes)

Stieglitz, The Steerage (6 minutes)

Demuth, I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold (7 pages)

Hartley, Portrait of a German Officer (5 pages)

Stella, The Voice of the City of New York Interpreted (7 minutes)

O’Keeffe, The Lawrence Tree (2 minutes)


Printmaking in Mexico, 1900–1950 (4 pages)

The Rise of Modernity in South Asia (2 pages)

Early Modernists and Indian Traditions (2 pages)

Umberto Boccioni (4 pages)

Louis Comfort Tiffany (4 pages)

French Art Deco (5 pages)

Design, 1900–1925 (3 pages)

Art Nouveau (4 pages)

WWI and Aftermath


Introduction to Futurism (3 pages)

Carrà, Funeral of the Anarchist Galli (4 pages)

Balla, Street Light (5 minutes)

Boccioni, Unique Forms of Continuity in Space (3 pages)


Art in Nazi Germany (5 pages)

Kollwitz, Karl Liebknecht (3 pages)


Introduction to Dada (7 pages)

Marcel Duchamp (3 pages)

Duchamp, Nude Descending a Staircase (4 pages)

Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm (10 minutes)

Duchamp, The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (The Large Glass) (8 minutes)

Duchamp, Fountain (3 minutes)

Klee, Twittering Machine (4 minutes)

Moholy-Nagy, Telephone Pictures (3 minutes)

Moholy-Nagy, Composition A.XX (4 minutes)


Stepanova, The Results of the First Five-Year Plan (3 minutes)


Schiele, Seated Male Nude (Self-Portrait) (3 minutes)

Schiele, Portrait of Wal ly Neuzil (8 minutes)

Romaine Brooks, Self-Portrait (2 minutes)

The Bauhaus, 1919–1933 (3 pages)

Design, 1925–50 (3 pages)

Art Between the Wars


Brancusi, The Kiss (5 minutes)

Mondrian, Composition with Red, Blue, and Yellow (4 pages)


Los Tres Grandes: Siqueiros, Rivera, and Orozco (4 pages)

Rivera, Sugar Cane (8 minutes)

Rivera, Detroit Industry Murals (6 pages)

Rivera, Man at the Crossroads (4 pages)

Rivera, Man Controller of the Universe (7 minutes)

Rivera, Calla Lilly Vendor (Vendedora de Alcatraces) (3 minutes)

Rivera, Dream of a Sunday Afternoon in Alameda Central Park (4 pages)

Orozco, Dive Bomber and Tank (2 pages)


Introduction to Surrealism (6 pages)

de Chirico, The Anxious Journey (3 minutes)

Man Ray, The Gift (3 pages)

Magritte, The Treachery of Images (4 minutes)

Giacometti, The Palace at 4am (4 minutes)

Dalí, The Persistence of Memory (6 minutes)

Dalí, Metamorphosis of Narcissus (4 minutes)

Oppenheim, Object (3 pages)

Kahlo, Frida and Diego Rivera (4 minutes)

Kahlo, The Two Fridas (4 pages)

WWII and Aftermath


Introduction to Abstract Expressionism (3 pages)

de Kooning, Woman, I (4 minutes)

Rothko, No. 210/No. 211 (Orange) (4 minutes)

Looking at Jackson Pollock (12 minutes)

Pollock, Mural (4 pages)

The Painting Techniques of Jackson Pollock (4 minutes)

Krasner, Untitled (5 pages)

Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction (14 minutes)

Newman, Onement I (5 minutes)

Motherwell, Elegy to the Spanish Republic No. 57 (4 minutes)


Johns, Flag (6 minutes)

Rauschenberg, Bed (5 minutes)

Rauschenberg, Canyon (4 pages)

Reinhardt, Abstract Painting (4 minutes)

Frankenthaler, The Bay (3 pages)

Frankenthaler, Mountains and Sea (4 minutes)

Stella, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, II(6 pages)

Louise Bourgeois (10 minutes)

Faith Ringgold (3 minutes)

Asawa, Untitled (5 minutes)


Wood, American Gothic (6 minutes)

Wood, Parson Weems’ Fable (6 minutes)

Shahn, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti (5 pages)

Shahn, Miners’ Wives (5 minutes)

Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo California (7 minutes)

Marsh, Wooden Horses (5 minutes)

Hopper, Nighthawks (5 minutes)

Evans, Subway Passengers, New York City (3 minutes)

Lawrence, The Migration Series (5 minutes)

Rockwell, Rosie the Riveter (7 minutes)

Pippin, Mr. Prejudice (5 minutes)

Parks, Off on My Own (Harlem, New York) (8 minutes)

Parks, A Man Becomes Invisible (web exhibit)


Edward Hopper (3 pages)

Torres-García, América Invertida (Inverted America) (4 pages)

Lam, The Jungle (2 pages)

Superman, World War II, and Japanese-American Experience (7 minutes)