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2008/09 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARTF2035 The Moments of Cubism

20 creditsClass Size: 31

Module manager: Dr Kerry Bristol
Email: k.a.c.bristol@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2008/09

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students must have completed at least 20 credits from the following list of modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042, ARTF2000

Pre-requisites

ARTF1041Museum/Country House Studies 1
ARTF1042Museum/Country House Studies 2
ARTF1045A Story of Art I
ARTF1046A Story of Art 2
ARTF2000Stories of Art:An Introduction

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

PRE-REQUISITES: Students wishing to take this module as an elective must have completed at least 20 credits from the following modules: ARTF1045, ARTF1046, ARTF1041, ARTF1042 or ARTF2000This module introduces and critically examines the origins, development and implications of the variety of Cubisms which developed in the first decade of the 20th century, primarily in France, with Picasso, Braque, Leger, Gris and Lipschitz, but also its expansion in Italian Futurism and Soviet cubo-futurism. Key words and texts which constitute the 'moments' of Cubism's development from Analytic to Classic, from Classical to Synthetic, from Synthetic to Rococo will be analysed, as well as subsidiary cultural developments such as Delaunay's Orphic Cubism, Le Corbusir's Purism, and the role of artists such as Gleizes, Metzinger, Laurencin, and Severini, the poetry of Apollinaire and Mayakovsky, Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology or Henri Bergson's intuitionism. Throughout, the emphasis will be on a scrutiny of art works and a critical reading of texts, drawing on contemporary documents as well as current analytic, hermeneutic, and deconstructive theories.

Objectives

To introduce and critically examine the origins, development and implications of the variety of Cubisms which developed in the first decade of the 20th century, primarily in France, with Picasso, Braque, Leger, Gris and Lipschitz, but also its expansion in Italian Futurism and Soviet cubo-futurism. Key words and texts which constitute the 'moments' of Cubism's development from Analytic to Classic, from Classical to Synthetic, from Synthetic to Rococo will be analysed, as well as subsidiary cultural developments such as Delaunay's Orphic Cubism, Le Corbusir's Purism, and the role of artists such as Gleizes, Metzinger, Laurencin, and Severini, the poetry of Apollinaire and Mayakovsky, Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology or Henri Bergson's intuitionism. Throughout, the emphasis will be on a close scrutiny of art works and a critical reading of texts, drawing on contemporary documents as well as current analytic, hermeneutic, and deconstructive theories. The module will aim to contextualise and critically re-evaluate Cubism for a 1990's audience.

Skills outcomes
Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument.
Use of audio visual aids
Participation in group discussions
Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
Using bibliographies and databases


Syllabus

To introduce and critically examine the origins, development and implications of the variety of Cubisms, primarily in France, but also referencing the Soviet Union and Italy. To train students in critical and analytic engagements with a finite period and range of cultural production, developing research methodologies and hermeneutic strategies.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture112.0022.00
Private study hours178.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

178 hours - class/essay/presentation preparation and additional reading

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- attendance at lectures
- contribution to class discussions
- registers taken

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 06/05/2009

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