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13Identity_spring09[ - IDENTITY Political Identity The conception of power Li Cheng's Buddhist temple-represents the power order and strength of

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IDENTITY Political Identity The conception of power Li Cheng’s Buddhist temple—represents the power order and strength of the Chinese empire at the time Michelangelo’s David o Florenteins identified themselves as David. American Regionalism tintypes, itinerant photographers, rearguard, avant-garde 12.64 Grant Wood, American Gothic , 1930 Regionalism is one manifestation of the turn away from European art. Identity: who are these ppl o Pitch fork, dirty overalls, and red barn suggests that he’s a framer o The proximity of their bodies, standing in front of “their” house suggests that they are husband and wife Wood was from Iowa, where he painted this piece. When it was first shown there were varying reactions to it from ppl in the city to ppl in the rural area. o Rural ppl thought that it was an accurate depiction o City ppl thought it was a satire Actually supposed to represent a man and his eldest daughter; it was custom for the eldest daughter to remain unmarried and stay at home to care for her parents. The painting is actually inspired from a particular house in Elden, Iowa Itinerant photographers at the time would go around taking pictures of ppl in front of their house. Long exposure time meant the ppl would need something to hold themselves steady (pitch fork, chair, etc) American gothic specifically refers to the architecture; pointed window, pointed arch. The painting has multiple meaning for different ppl but one would best be able to understand it if you shared the same knowledge of the culture as the ppl from the area. European Modernism, Surrealism automatism, Sigmund Freud, World War I 12.60 André Masson, Battle of Fishes , 1927 Automatism—what ends up on paper is coming out of the artists subconscious. What he sees a coming out of his subconscious is often related to his experience in world war I…violence between animals being a metaphor for violence between human beings that he experienced Abstracted but not entirely non-objective American Modernism, Abstract Expressionism
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course MSEC 7102 taught by Professor Myers during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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13Identity_spring09[ - IDENTITY Political Identity The conception of power Li Cheng's Buddhist temple-represents the power order and strength of

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