Lecture Notes - A&A10LECTURENOTES18:04 ARTS &...

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18:04 9/30/09 Until 19 th century no distinction between high/low class Manchega America is different from everyone else in which culture is not trickled down, but bubbled up People do things that are completely unneceesary, but the expression, extension of yourself Arts- figures out why we live Read What is Art? – Leo Tolstoy Government is wasting money on the art because people can’t understand Art is Beauty- argument worked through the enlightenment Art takes normal everyday experience and gives it depth and profundity Handel was a 22 year old composing his own music Gochat – high art has many different levels no clear line Bach had 20 children, very versatile in instruments but primarily an organist Art and religion are intertwined, and art is often an expression of religious devotion Jean Baptiste Lully- French opera composer of Louis XIV- used rhythmic figure to introduce royalty notes inegales (unequal notes) Bach- Holy trinity E flat major- 3 flats Triple Fugue Prelude-ABACABDCA 9 sections abacabdca A is the Ritornello ( little something that always returns)
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10/5/09 Evolution of Art Forms Dance, Opera, Theater Western Theater begins somewhere around 500 BC Begins with feast of Dionysus Wine- unleash imaginations, think about the box Athletics and Performing Arts Greek amphitheaters built underground so the voices bounces off the stone rows of seats Aulos (instrument) competition Early Greek theater- chorus of 15-20 people who commented on the play continuously 2 kinds of plays- comedies and tragedies tragedies- Euripides, Sophocles comedies- Aristophanes Notion of Authorship in Western Theater Theater breaks convention Theater creates a conflict Cyrano de Bergerac- big nose play Opera started 1600 in Italy because theater and music just got closer and closer and closer Gluck’s Orfeo (Orpheus)- shepherd its his wedding day to Euridice Loses bride right before wedding. Bitten by poisonous snake, he goes to hell to try and bring her back- one of the first operas 1600s Parable of death Rigoletto- court jester, hunchback ugly, viciously funny La Dona e mobile- Pavarotti, most famous tenor Wozzeck- based on German 1830s true story Soldier who was experimented killed his wife and was hung Play sat dormant for 70 years til Alban Berg saw it
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10/7/09 Seeing Beyond Sight Distortion -Things get in the way of our seeing, filters and interpretations Refraction- When you see fragments of the world What do you need to give up in order to move forward? Reflection- Unless you see yourself, its hard to see the world Transparence –making the world more permeable, breaks barriers –black girl with white Illuminance- constant evolution, very hard to achieve Who has shifted how you see? Started wdydwyd.
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Lecture Notes - A&A10LECTURENOTES18:04 ARTS &...

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