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Artartstudy - 00:36:00 1 The “painter of modern life” vs the traditional artist • Traditional artists o Move little within the political

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Unformatted text preview: 03/03/2009 00:36:00 1. The “painter of modern life” vs. the traditional artist • Traditional artists: o Move little within the political, moral, and intellectual world. o The are no more than highly skilled animals, pure artisans, village intellects, and cottage brains. o Their limited conversation becomes quickly unbearable to the man of the world. • “Painter of Modern Life” o A man of the world o He understands the world and the mysterious and lawful reasons for all its uses. o He wants to know, understand, and appreciate everything that happens on the surface of the globe. o Has the curiosity of a child who views the world as full of new and exciting things. o His power of expression allows the world to open up to him The aim of the painter of modern life • Aims to represent the modern world and its beauty of the moment he lives in, and to create beautiful things that capture the essence of the current time. • To reflect his own time not the past The role of the “author as producer” • The author is not autonomous and serves to inspire others • Used the social situation of the time (i.e. social structure) What differentiates this figure from the artists who produces “autonomously” • The artist who produces autonomously produces art for the pure sake of producing art. • Benjamin says there is no ‘pure art’—the is no function How does the “author as producer” parallel the “painter of modern life” • Neither are allowed to freely express their ideas How does the formulation diverge • PML is obsessed with modernity and capturing its beauty AAP wants to change the existing culture and literal production of the modern world (current apparatus of production—how things are dispersed and produces) 03/03/2009 00:36:00 2. What constitutes the “exhibitionary order” of the 19 th century modern world. • The image was not only constructed in Oriental studies, romantic novels, and colonial administrations • But also within all the new procedures with which Europe started organizing and representing the world o Museums and world exhibitions, architecture, schooling, tourism,...
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2009 for the course FA 150 taught by Professor Berger during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Artartstudy - 00:36:00 1 The “painter of modern life” vs the traditional artist • Traditional artists o Move little within the political

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