Lecture 25 - Lecture 25 1 2 Abstraction To distill or to...

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Lecture 25 Abstraction; 1. To distill or to take out the essence of something 2. No recongnizable subject matter a. Why is it viable b. Why is it interesting c. Public context 3. Impressionism, Rouen Cathedrals a. Monet works as a empericist. b. {lotting of the light c. Ascethic, meant to be moving and interesting d. Quasi scientific aspects e. Kind of a matching game with the pigments and the light f. Spills into abstraction g. Analytical integrity starts to break down h. Monet understand that we have a preconcieved idea of what the cathedral look like i. Breech between expectation and actuality 4. Van Gogh, expressionist group a. Another form b. Colors, night café c. Trying to invoke the intense feeling  d. Trying to be non representational e. Record of what he feel, very abstract. He wants the viewer to have the same feelings 5. Matisse a. The red Studio b. Central area completely empty, no sense of depth or subject. Just pure pigment.  c. Just look like a pure red. Idea that the picture is becoming a mental picture. 6. Synesthesia : combination of sense 7. Idea of a correspindense between the sense 8. The theosophy: a. Lead Beater b. Annie Besant c.  Mme. Blavatsky d. (Rodolph Steiner School) e. New age religion f. Idea was to take thebest of eastern and western philosophy and combined all, very 
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Lecture 25 - Lecture 25 1 2 Abstraction To distill or to...

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