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CMLT-C255 Visual Arts Notes Fall 2011 *check for updates throughout the semester and search for images for study on IU’s Dido site at http://dido.dlib.indiana.edu/collections/dido/ This is a good resource, but a bit slow. I trust the accuracy of the color scheme on the Dido site, so compare paintings from other sites with this one. *for quick reference in class, I often use the Web Gallery of Art at http://www.wga.hu/index1.html This is especially good for the 18 th and 19 th centuries, especially through Romanticism. * for architecture, see http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/ (Prof. Mary Ann Sullivan); http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/fa267/ , and http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/ (Prof. Jeffrey Howe) *For recommended background information, see Grove Art online and Oxford Reference online (art and architecture). These are best entered through the IU Main Library Database reference web page at http://www.libraries.iub.edu/index.php?pageId=1044 *For painting, see also http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/default.htm * One of the best sites for art history : library.artstor.org See also the wiki for “Art Museum”at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_museum Several huge collections are listed-- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_museum#Online_museums Before the French Revolution : Winckelmann (1717-68) Greeks exemplify “noble simplicity and quiet grandeur” and Winckelmann vs. Lessing (see Vaughan) Rousseau and nature: he influences classical music and romantic art. His rather mediocre opera was played for the French court, as described in his Confessions. Lessing (1729-1781) Argues w/ W. and discusses distinctions between poetry and visual arts in Laokoon
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Says that “noble simplicity. . .” is more for visual arts. Good on time and space. Tries to describe difference between visual art and poetry. Watteau (1684-1721) http://www.wga.hu/index1.html Hogarth (1697-1764) Chardin (1699-1779) Boucher (1703-1770) Rococo painter for the aristocracy http://www.wga.hu/index1.html Fragonard (1732-1806) Note his frivolous eroticism. Although David tried to help, he was out of fashion after the Revolution Wga etc. Joseph Wright of Derby (1734-87) An Experiment on the Bird in the Airpump (1768) Sir Brook Boothby (1781), who is reading Rousseau in the woods in his portrait http://www.wga.hu/index1.html and google images Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) Architect, designer, engraver and theorist Both Classical and Romantic, with elements of Baroque (the intricate optical illusions are a bit like fugue or stretto ). Like Rousseau, P. defies categories. His images of Greece and Rome are neoclassical, surely, but what about those weird prisons? See WGA and the interesting links at the bottom of his Wiki.
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This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course CMLT C255 taught by Professor Davidhertz during the Spring '11 term at Indiana.

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