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Unformatted text preview: Slides: The Revolution of Modern Art Modern art: new kind of art for the transformations of modern society. “All that is solid melts into air” (Marx). Parallels argument about the philosophical ideas that this is a visual version of the transformation to the rational en. Proj. into the more irrational, subjective world. (parallels ideas of freud and nietzche. 1. David (1748-1825) Oath of the Tennis Court (1791): expressed e. project in terms of aesthetics and content. Reproducing reality on the canvas. Describing a physical object or event and putting onto canvas. Describing objective world as closely possible: reproduce reality. Certain rules that make the world a predictable place. Moment on june 20, 1789 when 3 rd estate gathers in tennis court in the meeting of the estates general. Promises not to disband until a constitution is formed. 2. Delacroix (1798-1863): Liberty leading the People (1830)- Romantic versus classical- more flamboyant. Reproducing reality. Sense that we all know what liberty is: leads people to better life: narrative progress. 3. Edouard Manet (1832-1883) Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (1863)-transitional moment: birth of impressionist movement in 1860s-70s. “Picnic on the Grass”. Aesthetically still about the objective world. Reproducing nature to some sort of critique or commentary. 4. Claude Monet (1840-1926) RouenCathedral (Different Views)-transition from reproducing Reality to interpreting reality. (1892-94) interpret thru eyes of painter. Objects looked different thru atmospheric conditions. Only spent 30 minutes on individual painting- impressionism. See a breakdown of a shared objective visual world. Change depending upon when we look at them. Object loses fixed objective quality. upon when we look at them....
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This note was uploaded on 01/03/2011 for the course MMW 6 taught by Professor Chang during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.
- Spring '08