3.14.06 - Constructivism-still lifes You can combine...

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Constructivism: -still lifes You can combine technical and formal innovation How the viewer should understand or not understand art, how accessible should art be to the viewer, what is the artists responsibility or obligation to the viewer? What is arts function in the society that it occupies? 1930s: realism and abstraction. Surrealism: American regional movement: Socialist realism: heroicizing mythologizing art intended to present iconic images and the heroism of the Russian people, deification of stalin and Lenin, understandable to a broad audience After WWII, there is a generation of younger American Artists who were active in the 1930s to oppose the rise of fascism and totalitarianism, aligned with socialist movements in the US and Russia. Social justice, Russia turns out not to be the beacon of liberty and freedom it was
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2008 for the course VIS 22 taught by Professor Kester during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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