Art History 119B Lecture Notes

Art History 119B Lecture Notes - March 30, 2010

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March 30, 2010 www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/arth119b user name: 119b password: rightnow office hours: T 11:15-12:15 Arts 1141 Clement Greenburg: Powerful critic Wanted an art that separated itself from culture Reductive modernism Post-painterly abstraction Argued in order to step away from commercialism of culture painting needed to be unique flat surface, frame, color, line, 2-D all that is valid. Instead of being a window on the world, talk about painting Painting subject matter Post-painterly abstraction: Kenneth Noland, Turnsole , 1961: Morris Louis, Beta Lambda, 1961: Post-modern period: 1960s still being fought for, by 1980s “secured” Keith Tyson, Large Field Array , 2007: Field array radio telescope scans the universe and gives a picture of what is out there. Robert Morris, Column , 1961: Performance piece Essence of a work of art Completely contingent upon place vs. us column is vertical Has to do with the environment and spectators. Roy Lichtenstein, M-Maybe (A Girl’s Picture) , 1965: Dale Messick, Brenda Starr , Reporter Robert Rauschenberg, Portrait of Iris Clert , 1964: Commenting on artists What counts? the idea, the artist’s hand Bruce Nauman, Wax Impressions of the Knees of Five Famous Artists , 1966: Fiberglass Uses his own knees
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Mike Bidlo, Picasso’s Women 1901-73 : Questions originality, creativity April 1, 2010 Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis , 1950-51: No representation here State of the world Belief in science and reason has been undercut Norman Rockwell, Breaking Home Ties , 1954: View of America Father blue collar Son going to college Beginning of families starting to split Thomas Kinkade, Lighthouse , 1998: Everything is perfect Reflections are detailed and perfect Jackson Pollock, 1949: Painter as a worker Marcel Duchamp, Fountain , 1917: Urinal Signed by R. Mutt and dated he is an artist. Critiques artist intervention and how much an artist must be participate until it becomes art. Rauschenberg, Erased De Kooning: Investigation on the issue of expressiveness Erasing instead Jasper Johns, Flag : Encaustic painting Newspaper clippings below the image Suggests the world instead of personality Flag is covering the newspaper clippings Jasper Johns, Study for Skin, I, 1962: Everything is flat on the surface No freedom in the picture trying to press through, but nowhere to go.
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Jasper Johns, False Start , 1959: Colors and words do not match up Difference between words and our perceptions What does representation mean when it’s represented in words, meanings, and signs. Rauschenberg,
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course ART HISTOR 119B taught by Professor Monahan during the Winter '10 term at UCSB.

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Art History 119B Lecture Notes - March 30, 2010

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