Art of the 1950s and 1960s

Choose one of the following themes for a presentation on your Week 4 content:

  • Changing Times: Proto-Pop and The Beats (must include either Robert Rauschenberg or Jasper Johns)
  • Andy Warhol and Pop Art (focus on Warhol OR Warhol and other Pop artists)
  • Protest Art (You may choose to focus on Civil Rights, the Vietnam War, or both)

Create a 10- to 12-sllde presentation (including a title and reference slide) on your selected theme that includes the following:

  • 100- to 250-word speaker notes for each of your content slides that summarize the main points listed on the slide (you will have a minimum of 8 to 10 content slides which excludes the title and reference slides).
  • A description and analysis of four to six artworks related to your selected theme (include an image of each artwork).
  • A description of the subject of each artwork; what was the subject depicted by the artist?
  • An examination of how this type of art developed; why did artists choose these subjects? To what social or cultural events were artists responding?
  • A description of the materials, media, or techniques used by the artists; why did the artist use these materials or techniques? What is the overall effect of the artwork?

Format your presentation using the guidelines below:

  • Notes should be in the ‘notes’ section, not on the slide, and should be written as if you were speaking to a live audience. Be sure and proofread aloud to catch errors that are often missed when proofreading silently.
  • Bullet points on the slide should be the primary points of your notes. Use the ‘6 by 6’ rule for slides – no more than six bullet points per slide, and no more than six words per bullet point.
  • Include citations at the bottom of the slide indicating the sources of your information.
  • Avoid using direct quotes in your notes – paraphrase instead; however, if you must use a direct quote, be sure and put quotation marks around the quote, and add the page or paragraph number in your citation.
  • Use good, clear images on your slides for the examples, provide the exact source of the image below it (on the slide, not in the notes), using a smaller font than that used with your bullet point
  • Don’t bother using animation on your presentations – it is not necessary.
  • Be sure and have a reference slide as your final slide, listing all of the sources cited in your notes AND the sources of the images used in proper APA format.
  • Andy Warhol, Part 1 Video Reflection
  • James Rosenquist: Reimagining the Billboard
  • Andy Warhol: Prison of Consumerism
  • Protest Art