11-30-07 - Popular arts taken over the role of the...

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Popular arts taken over the role of the traditional art Post-Modernism Not concerned with any particular style Attitude towards art and culture Don’t think the history of art or culture is a narrative of progress Denies the hallow status of originality The world we know, we know only through images o Cannot transcend to reach a higher spiritual place, collective unconscious Deny the heroic struggle of the individual, particularly the artist Coincide with a shift in the world’s economy o Move from corporate to capitalism and information based Modernism is the enemy, seek to undo and challenge it o Challenge its place in universities etc. Offers a critique, but no solutions to how we might see our own way Warhol Attends Carnegie institute of technology, majors in pictorial design o Not a traditional art school o Doesn’t have to break away from the art world, is never part of it to begin with o Goal to be an illustrator o Releases him from the burdens of modern art Graduates 1949 moves to NY o Works as an illustrator for high-end clients o Books, stage, etc o Salary $65,000 a year Financially stable, free to innovate Street urchin o Gritty quality, application of paint like asphalt Judy Garland o False naïveté about the style o
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This note was uploaded on 05/17/2008 for the course HISTORY 11 taught by Professor Muller during the Fall '07 term at Berkeley.

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