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Unformatted text preview: MIT 4.602 , Modern Art and Mass Culture (HASS-D) Spring 2004 Professor Caroline A. Jones Lecture Notes History, Theory and Criticism Section, Department of Architecture Week 2, Lecture 2 POST-REVOLUTIONARY FRANCE: Caricature and the safehouse of high art The newspaper instructs us in the apparently irreducible fragmentation of daily experience, and by its normalization prepares us to live it. R. Terdiman, Newspaper Culture, from his Discourse/Counter Discourse, 1985, p. 125. I. Reprise: allegorical Liberty versus Republican rule the power of imagery A. 1785 through Revolution 1. how David preceded the revolution and gave it a physical, visible form: stoic, virile, patriotic 2. 1792 medal: Liberty is female, neo-classical, a goddess of the people B. 1830 Delacroix - 1848 Daumier, Liberty versus LEtat (the state Vernet paintings) II. Newspaper Culture/ Popular Culture/ Visual Culture a brief span A. Daumier, before the September press laws of 1835 1. Caricature has become a power...
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- Spring '04