Fine Art and Commercial Art

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Browning and Shakespeare Fine Art and Commercial Art 22:32 Commercial Art Consumer products o Object- getting people to buy them o APPEAL! Fine Art $$$ Not as much appeal 20 th  Century Art Realism - a contemporary style of art depicting recognizable objects or people o 3 Genres 1. Object 2. Places 3. People Abstract Expressionalism - focuses on qualities of the paint itself and act of  painting itself  “… the canvas was not a picture, but an event” - Jackson Pollock o Lavender Mist “… each age finds its own technique”
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- Mark Rothko Pop Art - utilizes the imagery and techniques of  consumerism and popular  culture o Draws the line between: Good and bad taste Fine and commercial art *** Painting sold for $18,000 then = $129,000 now WARHOL 200 One Dollar Bills Currently sold for $43 million Brillo Boxes- 1964 What Art Aims for in the 20 th  Century Expresses higher values of spiritual experiences Strives for transcendence of everyday life Strips representation down to the purest and most fundamental elements *** Art is always “externalizing a way of viewing the world, expressing the interior  of cultural period.” Andy Warhols o Soup Cans- 1962 o Marilyn Diptych Leo Castellis- Brillo Box Side table from Warhols boxes Sold for $300 then = $2100 now
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Kinds of Reading 22:32 Informational reading Content, rather than form o WHAT the text says Interpretive reading Form as much as content o HOW the text says “Do a reading”  more challenging interpreting *** Epistemophilia- the drive to know o Tone? o Through aesthetics Form Attitude Dialogue Description Narration Tone Patterning Sound? REPITITION Look for: o Similarities o Contradictions **** PAGE 26- TAPE RECORDER Warhol’s wife BREAK IT DOWN.
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Philosophers as Aphorists 22:32 Aphorism- saying that sums up a saying/observation Witt Originality Ex: Time heals all Pg. 111- “time changes thing, but you have to change it yourself” o Warhol PHILOSOPHERS as APHORISTS Blaise Pascal Montaigne Friedrich Nietzsche SØren Kierkegaard Philia + Sophia = Philosophy Love      wisdom Knowledge compared to wisdom o ^taught                 ^learn Philosophers: argue, reason, make assumptions WELTANSCHAUNNG= world view Warhols world view:
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