Course Description

"Take an object Do something to it Do something else to it [Repeat]" In 1964, Jasper Johns jotted these lean phrases in a sketchbook as a statement of his artistic practice. Behind them, though, lies a complex, dogged exploration of the nature of art and vision, a theme that has run consistently through Johns’s art from his early works in 1954 to the recent ones of 2019. We will use these words as our guide to explore the simplicity and complexity, the uniformity and diversity of the art that he has been creating for over 65 years, art that has made him one of our most important living artists. Organized around 10 works, but referencing dozens of others, the course will look at a broad range of his productions in various media, including his iconic "Flag" and "Target" paintings, his use of gray, his abstractions, and his often cryptic references to the paintings and photographs of others. | Lecture + Q&A.
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Section Title
Jasper Johns in 10 Works
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Sep 14, 2021 to Nov 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: The instructor will provide a bibliography at the beginning of the course.