MIT4_651F10_lec01

MIT4_651F10_lec01 - A. Form YS. B. Content TV....

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MIT 4.651 -ART SINCE 1940 LECTURE NOTES Caroline A. Jones, printed September 8 2010 Week 1 : INTRODUCTION TO THEMES OF WE COURSE I. Modernism to Postmodernism A. Modernist claims (by mid-century) for transcendent, transnational, a-political meaning (artist is "unmarked," usua1ly straight, white, male) B. Post-modernist critique surfacing personal, political, ideological constructs (artist is often 'harked" as gendered, raced, etc. - but this is perfornative more often than essentialist) . Prehistory - the 1930s A. Documentary photography (Federal Arts Project - FAP - in U.S .) B. Leftist modernism 1) Social Realism (broad-based style, roots go back to French RevoIution) 2) Works Progress Administration in US @art of FAP) 3) Communist Popular Front (favored SociaI Realism) vei-SUS C. Right-wing modernism 1) Regionalism 2) The "Silo School" a. Modernism mid-century
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Unformatted text preview: A. Form YS. B. Content TV. Postmodemism's Answer: Form vs. Content is a false dichotomy IMAGE LIST (the medium is painting, unless indicated otherwise) Intro : Mark Rothko Number 10 1952 Cindy Sherman Untitled #92 1981 (photograph) Jackson Pollock No. 1. 1948 Rebecca Born, Eiae KIeine Malschule (The Little School of Painting) 1988 (kinetic sculptural installation) Barney, Cremaster Series 1994-2002 (films, photographs, sculptures, drawings) Santiago Sierra, 250cm line tattooed on six paid people, 1999 (ongoing performance piece) the 1930s: Dorothea Lange Mi,- Mother 1936 (photograph) Benton Cotton Pickers 1932 Picasso Guernica 1937 Matisse Liseuse ... -1 1939 MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 4.651 Art Since 1940 Fall 2010 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms ....
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