Attacks on Art
Have you ever had someone destroy your work of art? Why did they do it? Why would someone destroy art? In this one time class we will theories answers to these questions and more as we learn about times that art was attacked.
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In this one time course students will learn about times in history where works of art have been attacked. We'll go over and discuss theories of why someone may attack or damage art. From political demonstrations to times of insanity, some of these attacks are funny and others are much more frightening. We'll speculate if the attack of art can be justified. The Little Mermaid statue in Denmark has been decapitated at least three times. The Mona Lisa has had multiple attacks after her theft....
I am an art historian and this lecture is taken from one I give to my college students on issues and ethics in art. Expanded to include more examples and open student discussion each of these works is important in art history both for art, artist, and the act of destruction attempted.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Please review the art works seen in this course some suggest themes of death, war, and suggestion of female nudity.
Alexandra Noelle HestingInspiring Future Art Historians
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Hello, I'm an art historian based out of Kansas. I've always loved art and I want to help you develop a passion for art and history. I've taught for five years everything from preschool to college, and I love to share knowledge. I believe...