09-08-08,09-10-08 Culture Wars (Chicago Expostion and The Masses and Lynching Info)

09-08-08,09-10-08 Culture Wars (Chicago Expostion and The Masses and Lynching Info)

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Chicago World’s Fair and Masses and Lynching Infor Different types of public Art. Think about diff. kinds of artistic representation – worlds Columbia exposition, masses magazine, and lynching photography. Lynching Imagines designed to scare other people into certain behaviors. Worlds Columbia Exposition in Chicago (Called the White City) Opened in 1893 Twenty different nations and 29 states represented by pavilions. Displayed new products, technologies, national and regional art and cultures. White City, an Idealation of the US Imagine of Columbia Exposition, 1983 Host city in the spot – the USA Honored the discovery of American by Columbus When we attend a large event we know its designed for a mass audience. They use structures and art which reaches back to ancient times and represent timelessness, and yet they designed them to be temporary and torn down There was a reinterest in classical times - called neoclassic – present throughout the Fairs artistic representations. 1
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Chicago World’s Fair and Masses and Lynching Infor Reintroduced in a new form to convey certain ideals of democracy traced back to Greek Culture Not all aspects of Greek culture emphasized – slavery The 15 th Century in Italy was about reinterest in Classical Antiquity and the human body, ideal human bodies, always perfectly symmetrically which conform certain notions of western beauty. Certain claims between the greatness that was Rome and that the United states is the modern day equivalent In terms of democracy and centrality to the rest of the world Neoclassical looks back to imagine past The figures look human but carry attributes of the goods. There somewhere between human and divine Neoclassical architecture is meant to overwhelm spectators and honor democracy All of the architecture and sculpture was white. Allegory – Something that stands for something else similar to a metaphor except it involves a whole story Allegorical figures or personification in sculptures are usually female Often bodies are meant to express an whole idea – art, dance, food. Certain props and objects and their placement help tell the story to help reveal particular meanings. 2
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Chicago World’s Fair and Masses and Lynching Infor Monumentality – Awing and Overwhelming the crowds; It impresses us by taking outside the scale of our own body. Takes out of the world of everyday life Takes us somewhere timeliness. Commerce is represented with allegorical figures rather than direct representation Frederick MacMonnies Fountain , Columbian Exposition, 1893 Columbia is the highest point of honor in the picture Female Allegory or Personification of Columbia and the Ideal World, specifically the united states.
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