Art History 119F Lecture

Art History 119F Lecture - ArtHistory119F September27,2010

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Art History 119F 16:29  September 27, 2010 Class website:   www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/arth119F Name: 119f Password: atomic De Kooning, Excavation, 1950: Abstract expressionism Freedom, bold, heroic Wols, Painting, 1946-7: European painter Andre Fougeron, Atlantic Civilization, 1953: Communist Critique of capitalism and the unequal distribution of resources He wants people to know that this is what capitalism produces. Shows the temptation and downfalls of capitalism Jackson Pollock, Full Fathom Five, 1947: Abstract expressionism Gesture, freedom, industry Industrial paints Self-expressionism, the individual cannot be made again. The Irascibles Are now a group
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9/29/10 16:29 Clement Greenberg, Avant-Garde and Kitsch (1939) Talks about mass culture Trying to map out the forces and relationships in cultural production What is the relationship between these forms of culture? Modernism comes out because of the rapid urbanization and technological  advancements  One Avant-Garde narrative: Creation of new style in art Recognition in US and abroad of the advanced nature of those styles Advances are placed in history of art as school with certain masters William Baziotes, Beach Shadows, 1947 Sent abroad to show the freedom of American culture Abstract expressionism Paul Padua, The Storyteller, 1944: Soldier telling a story kids
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10/4/10 16:29 How modernism shaped post-war ideas about modernism?
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10/4/10 16:29 Modern art is the last bastion of individual freedom. “The function of the modern artist is by definition the felt expression of modern  reality.”-Robert Motherwell, The Modern Painter’s World, 1944 Degenerate Art Exhibition, 1937: Hitler gathered all the modern art from the German collection Threw the exhibition in 2 weeks 2 million visitors in 4 months confiscate art and eventually will sell or burn it. Brodsky, Lenin in His Study, 1920: Working studiously in a spare room Won the communist approval simple and straight forward Showed that communists were working for the people. Stalin and other communist leaders wanted these types of paintings that  showed an idea and expressed it simply as contrast to Malevich Kasimir Malevich, Black Square, 1915: Idea of abstraction and the abstraction of an idea Promotes the idea of the abstract thoughts and allows people to formulate  ideas themselves Ivo Saliger, Diana at Rest, 1940: An image of some sort of perfection that seems odd
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10/4/10 16:29 Setting is a fantasy land Artificialness and mythological illusion Joan Miro, Man and Woman in Front of a Pile of Excrement, 1935:
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Art History 119F Lecture - ArtHistory119F September27,2010

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