Lecture3 - Modern Art: Lecture 3 (1/17/12) Gustave Courbet...

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Modern Art: Lecture 3 (1/17/12) Gustave Courbet Burial at Omans, 1850 Political reaction Historical painting- an event from his hometown Genre painting- everyday life, subject turns to the people Equalizing of attention across canvas QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. ^^Courbet The Painter’s Studio, 1855^^ Confusing Rejected from exhibition, so he set up his own tent to display this Realist depiction of the production of his works Courbet depicted at center of everyone’s attention Monumental canvas Self consciously about painting, he’s painting a landscape Frieze-like horizontal spread; democratizing Division between left/right: Figures from the streets/lower classes, Jewish man, dog and cat Courbet’s supporters and patrons; Baudelaire reading Left against right in a struggle for meaning Courbet surrounded by supporters, a little boy with back turned to viewer, nude woman/model as muse figure Artist can only portray what he sees, not the past but the real Uncertainty, things don’t seem to be from the space of the real Breakdown of history painting: one place where modernism starts
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. ^^*Manet Music in the Tuileries, 1862^^ START OF MODERNISM Public gathering space in Paris outside the Louvre Scene from everyday life Small easel painting Frieze-like progression of top hats Phallic verticals of tree trunks in clouds of green; trees come down to emphasize certain aspects: ghostlike child, paint/face of Baudelaire in profile modernity is the fleeting; fake, not true (cosmetics, perfume- don’t last) Baudelaire’s idea of the modern Manet and studio companion at the furthest left of the canvas, sliced off at the side; holding cigar? Or paintbrush? Artist within his art. Youngest brother in center, and Jacques Bach behind him (moments of
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