EXAM ONE Notes

EXAM ONE Notes - NOTES (EXAM ONE) LECTURES Tuesday, April...

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NOTES (EXAM ONE) LECTURES Tuesday, April 30 th , 2010 Modern times – Age of revolutions WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE MODERN? o Modern is utopian Utopia ” = impossible dream AVANT-GARDE : modern o To be modern is to be experimental
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ESSAYS Gesamtkunstwerk Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) – The Art Work of the Future (1848) o Proposed a fusion of the arts. o Believed art could change the world. Arts could best improve world if they worked together. o “Total Design” Gesamtkunstwerk – Total Art Work o Synthesis of fine arts, literature, and opera. o “Music Theatre” o Looked back to classical Greece Winekelmann – his idea to do so Wagner found inspiration in amphitheatre architecture Friedrich Nietzsche used to be a strong follower of Wagner until they had disagreement. o Dedicated his book The Birth of Tragedy, Out of the Spirit of Music to Wagner Edgar Degas – Ballerina sketches Wagner’s Opera House – Bayreuth, Germany – Opened 1876
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