Introduction

Introduction - since modern life is difficult, complex,...

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“since modern life is difficult, complex, involved, then modern art must naturally and perhaps morally ought to be difficult, complex, and involved.” --Walter Jackson Bate, 1963 L: Mark Rothko, Orange, Red, Yellow , 1956 R: Ai Weiwei, Sunflower Seeds , Tate Modern Turbine Hall, 2010, hand-crafted porcelain
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Daguerreotypes Daguerre, View of a Paris Boulevard , 1839
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Gustave Courbet, Realism Pavilion of Realism, 1855 Courbet, The Painter’s Studio: A Real Allegory Summing up Seven Years of My Life as an Artist , 1854-55
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Renaissance linear perspective one-point perspective Masaccio, The Trinity , 1425
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orthogonals
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Left: Claude Lorraine, Aeneas at Delos , c. 1672 Right: Raphael, Alba Madonna , c. 1510
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Dada – “anti - art” L: Hugo Ball performing at the Cabaret Voltaire, 1917 R: Hannah Hoch, The Beautiful Girl , 1919-20
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--Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)
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