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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 Class 13 PHOTOGRAPHY, PROPAGANDA, MONTAGE: (Sur)realism and Photography (switched from order on syllabus) “Everyone knows there is no surrealist painting .” – Pierre Naville, 1925. “Little by little the contradictory signs of servitude and revolt reveal themselves in all things.” – Bataille, 1929 “Issues of surrealist heterogeneity will be resolved around the semiological functions of photography rather than the formal properties . ..of style.” – Rosalind Krauss, 1981. I. Surrealism: decadent escape, or revolution from within? A. The past against Futurismo : Pittura Metafisica B. Surrealist painting: the formal dyad 1) Automatist / abstract (Freudian unconscious) 2) Academic / illusionistic (Freudian dream-code) C. A brief review of Surrealist sculpture (Picasso and Picasso to Giacometti) D. Surrealist possibilities:
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