Dada may be seen as a "state of mind" rather than a movement in art. Visit DADA and discuss the motives, members and artworks that sprang from this "state".
Visit Marc Chagall's website and select two works that you feel reflect his Russian Jewish heritage and discuss them. How do these works reveal his personal experience?
The "metamorphosis of a dream" has been used to describe the work of Salvador Dali. Visit the Dali museum and discuss the motives and evolution of his surrealist paintings.
Vera Mukhina was without doubt one of the great Social Realists of the 20th Century. Visit the Mukhina site and discuss her works. What role does social reform play in her work? Why? Do the materials she chose to work in reflect upon social condition? How?
The murals of Diego Rivera speak volumes about the social conditions of Spanish speaking people. Visit the Rivera mural site and compare and contrast Day of the Dead with The Agitator.
The WPA was created to provide economic relief to the citizens of the United States during the depression.
A WPA Art program was developed to aid financially strapped artists as well as produce large scale
public art. Browse through W.P.A. - New Deal
Art During the Great Depression and find out about the artists that participated. Citing examples discuss
the works that were created under this program.
Grant Wood is considered an American Regionalist painter. Visit
the Wood collection and compare and contrast his lithographs February and March.
The photographs of Dorothea Lange capture the suffering of the Great Depression. Explore the slideshow of her work at the Oakland Museum of CA
and discuss the significance of her work. How did she use light and shadow? Were her photos spontaneous
or posed? Explain your position.