Asian American Art History Presentation ~ 148 Slides
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This is a complete presentation on Asian American Art History which is highly visual and thoroughly annotated. My preview is 16 of the slides in the presentation for you to download. This will give you the best idea of what the product is like. There are also 4 pop up thumbnails which go with this listing and the below text excerpts.
Excerpt: OVERVIEW in bullet points
Asian American art history is roughly 150 years old
the history really gets going from 1880 forward.
early 20th century Asian American artists experienced a Renaissance in California
California art schools were not segregated. Asian Americans could participate in group shows, museum exhibitions, and art clubs.
West Coast, especially California and San Francisco, and even Seattle, dominated in the number of artists from the start.
Present day there is a vital presence in almost every large urban area on the coasts or the Great Lakes. There is less presence in the big vast inland part of the country.
a smaller number of asian american artists initially came from New York but that figure is longer small in New York.
As the art capital of the world, New York is a draw to every artist of every persuasion.
Hawaiian artists also count as Asian American artists
outbreak of World War II led to the forced internment of Japanese Americans living in the Western United States
internment centers had art classes and exhibitions.
although the artists in the Asian American classification distinguish themselves as Korean American or Chinese American and so forth, non-Asian Americans still tend to solely identify these artists as Asian-American artists.
There is a strong desire by these artists to be identified by their own source heritage country. i.e. Korean artist instead of Asian American artist.
Considering Asian American art has been mainly ignored in the past, it is nevertheless a stride forward for there to be recognition of the term American Asian art throughout America.
Museums and exhibitions on Asian American art are on the rise.
Recognition for these artists is the highest it has ever been.
Muslim American Artists can group themselves under that classification or as Asian American artists. They are tending to choose Muslim American Artists.
In Africa there is a similar split. The North Africans are classed under Islamic art. The rest of the continent is classed under African art.
EXCERPT ~ Chiura Obata 1885-1975 (BULLET POINTS)
immigrated to California in 1903, at age 17.
successful career as a painter, following a 1927 series of watercolors he painted after a trip to the Sierra Nevadas and Yosemite.
His Zen philosophy showed in these works, that is the monumental aspect to nature which dwarfs whatever is going on with humans.
faculty member in the Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1932 to 1954
during World War II, he spent over a year in internment camps in Topaz, Utah.
Obata founded and became Director of The Topaz Art School there.
It had 16 artist/instructors who taught 23 subjects to over 600 students.
After his retirement, he continued to paint. He led group tours to Japan to see gardens and art.
EXCERPT ~ Yasuo Kuniyoshi 1889-1953 (BULLET POINTS)
painter of still lifes, landscapes and women.
best known for portraits with women in the 1930s in a languid pose.
frequent changes in his art: methods and subject matter during the decades.
changed to painting women from life around 1928 instead of from memory
never completely abandoned painting the figure from memory, which is an Eastern tradition.
instead he made complete studies of model in early weeks and then didn’t need her from that point forward.
ultimately settled in Woodstock, New York, which became popular with other Asian American artists because of summer arts offered there.
first president of Artists Equity; co-founder of the American Artists Congress
EXCERPT ~ Nam June Paik 1932-2006 (BULLET POINTS)
Korean American artist; born in 1932, in Seoul
moved to New York City in 1964
called the “founder of video art”
credited with early use (1974) of the term "electronic super highway”
use of video technology merged science with fine art and popular culture
developed collaborative relationships with John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Yoko Ono, and Bill Viola
his art explored relationship between technology and the body
his art also came to examine the intersection of technology and culture.
influenced subsequent generations of artists who now use technology in their art work