Studio Art -FINAL REVIEW

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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
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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
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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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Accept/reject change Critically deciding own needs
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