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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 3, Lecture 2 REALISM AND THE PAINTING OF MODERN LIFE: Courbet, Realism, and Popular Images I. Realism and “The People” A. Realism (popular) and Allegory (elitist) – shades of gray B. Description as a literary strategy (Champfleury, Balzac, Zola) C. Abandoning academic allegory (Gericault, Daumier versus Delacroix) D. High Allegory (David? Ingres, Couture) E. Gustave Courbet’s pictorial populism 1) materiality of paint 2) even, “gothic” light versus chiaroscuro F. Battle of the artistic schools (line versus color, classicism versus populist realism) II. “Images d’Epinal” – Popular Prints as Courbet’s sources A. Economics and demographics of print consumption B. The iconography of the outcast ( juif errant ) III. “Real” Allegory in the Studio A. “Real” types at a time when caricature is illegal: the Jew (financier), the conservative
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This note was uploaded on 12/11/2009 for the course ARCHITECTU 4.602 taught by Professor Prof.carolinejones during the Spring '04 term at MIT.

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