Studio Art -FINAL REVIEW

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Unformatted text preview: Studio Art: FINAL REVIEW 12/05/07 1) Beginning: Intro 2) Asking 3) Reading 4) Finding 5) Joining 6) Building • Modern Era/Western Enlightenment 1500s o Cultural Hierarchies, everyday unimportant o Objectivity, reason, controlled living o Disciplines categorize knowledge o Trade, capitalism, mechanized labor • Cultural Studies o Cultural relativism, everyday is important o Interdisciplinary o Looking at culture Works/group behaviors (Raymond Williams) Traditional (high) vs. everyday (low) Learned (rec’d) vs. made-up (improvised) • Media o Coda: Slouching Toward Bethlehem Cliffhanger: Wes and Angel join Connor and Cordy in battle, but the attack is a diversion. The real target of Wolfram & Hart's sting is Lorne, whose psychic abilities have allowed him to glimpse intimate knowledge of a coming apocalypse from inside Cordy's addled brain -- a vision involving the phrase "slouching toward Bethlehem." o Dead Poets Society (Robin Williams –teacher) Boys discover that authority can and must always act as a guide, but the only place where one can find out one's true identity is within oneself. The boys secretly revive old literary club called the Dead Poets Society • But is it art? o Popular conceptions of “art” Art is seen as important But not enjoyed by many people o What is art? Academic discipline Many definitions Historical perceptions of western art Art as cultural construction • Definitions of Art, Stephen Davies o Functionalism : what it does o Proceduralism : context at which it finds itself o Historicism : art values and definitions change over time • Media o Da Vinci Code o Sister Wendy Beckett South African-born British art expert, consecrated virgin; celebrity during 1990s, presenting series of acclaimed art history documentaries for BBC o Six Feet Under: Fisher family run mortuary in Los Angeles Each episodes starts off with a death o Komar and Melamid: Russian graphic artists worked on series, “People’s Choice” “most wanted” and “least wanted” paintings of various countries based on the surveys conducted by professional polling companies. Painting by Numbers: Komar & Melamid’s Scientific Guide to Art , 1997 • What Everybody Wants o Consuming, creativity, and the self o Wants get confused with needs (Juliet Schor) • Attitudes Toward Consumer Culture o Celebration: (great to go shopping!; free to buy whatever you want; we need clothes) Freedom of choice Reflects real social needs Non-discriminatory Non-political o Condemnation (Macy’s only gives us a certain option of clothes to buy)) No freedom of choice Promotes false needs Discriminatory Politically biased o Critical Examination...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ANTHRO 2a taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '06 term at UC Irvine.

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