Speaker: Carolyne D. Landon
We met from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the student lounge at PSU, outside the Littman Gallery.
1) Carolyne shared her “app” which has recently been released through Amazon and which was reviewed in the Oregonian.
2) We went around the circle and told something about ourselves.
3) Carolyne Landon was our speaker. She told us about her background and art career. She has worked as a graphic artist, a court artist, a portraitist, and has taught in the art programs at Corcoran and the New York Academy of Art. She has an MFA from Goddard in Interdisciplinary art.
4) She handed out “Art Criticism: a four step process and we went through the 4 steps. I have attached a copy of the whole article to all members. She also talked about Erwin Pernofsky, a German Art Historian. A copy of his article is also attached. He developed a 3 part process:
a) Primary or natural subject matter
b) Stories and Allegories
c) Intrinsic Meaning
Carolyne also discussed pluralistic approaches, such as a contemporary process by Hobbes and Rush which focuses on contextualization.
Some art historians take a functionalistic or instrumentalism approach, looking at art as functional in everyday life.
We used the 4 step process to analyze 5 pieces of art brought by the members.
Submitted by Harriet Levi, OWCA board member
Handouts click links to download: Panofsky Reading From June SHOW&SHARE ; Landon Approaches to Critique handout for June SHOW&SHARE