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Lecture 03/28/11 28/03/2011 13:44:00 Cultural system of knowledge & art; Greek literature Iliad, Odyssey Western Civilization = founding of ancient arts Philosophy Important concerns Greeks & Romans fall away for about 600-800 yrs, but as Europe begins to  develop, new forms of wealth/organizations build, and old ones recycle, new  values Notions of Bible & Christianity Religion Economy Art = religious and found in cathedrals in Europe After middle ages = Renaissance (new ways to do art) o Michelangelo = human body, secret of muscles   portray in art o Acknowledgement of excellence of art o Art changes over time Industrial revolution – end of a class system (feudal system) o Poor vs. rich o Art found in museums Money Understanding Education All needed to appreciate art!
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Music Also popular form of music Expensive like art Popular among higher classes 20 th  century art Art = contested… who owns art, where does it belong? Attached to social movements WWI = question role of art o Before WWI, Europe = best in art/science o War   events of mass destruction   arts question why this happens o Surrealism rises Different kinds of people/art *read key concepts/chapters 1 and 2 from reader
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Lecture 03/30/11 28/03/2011 13:44:00 Wed: “Duck Soup” film representation of concept work of art = anything in work on art that is superfluous shouldn’t be there scene 1: Freedonia wealthy will donate money it change leader: firefly scene 2: ballroom (girls handing out flowers) scene 3: office of ambassador of Sylvania; people getting to the seat of power  with money Firefly does not look and act like any other else high and low culture Many fun of him a totally different figure from what they count as leader  (usually from higher class) Spies: contrast of everyone else Humor is language mark off from the other in deliberate ways… ambassador  taller than they are… Freedonia and Sylvania… Sylvania getting into Freedonia… spies how to  undermine a country that’s weak right now Firefly: leader not gov… generic term… nationalism freedonia and Sylvania  don’t have to invent something heavy… Time period: depression   fascism Barthes “The Great Family of Man” structuralism universality of cultures what links people together are birth, death, and work shows both diversity and interversality being postulated that Barthes suggests  ignores history   problematic… brings up notion of history and nature
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