Lecture6 - Modern Art: Lecture 6 (1/26/2012) Mobile...

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Modern Art: Lecture 6 (1/26/2012) Mobile perspective/viewing point: flaneur, new anonymity 70’s: decade of Impressionism QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Degas The Absinthe Drinker, 1876 Urban space/café Momentary encounter, mobile encounter of flaneur Modern experience lack of knowledge aside from vision Degas knew his two figures- actress and bohemian Centered female, the pair is off-centered Don’t meet our gaze; looking downcast, all tables on obliques, zigzag to center bringing mobility/instability; disrupting otherwise centrality of his painting We’re severed from the space, connected to table space- image antiperspectival and flattened out Drinking absinthe Gaze- disassociation from all around her Expression of alienation
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Manet The Plum, 1878 New urban life of Paris, café- flaneur Expression of alienation Center site askew, not full body- more dynamic sense, mobility Plays with strong angles/obliques, straight lines of table, seat- our vision of the sitter is stable Frame with in frame draws attention more to her She doesn’t meet our gaze Viewer in the same space as the sitter, proximity; maybe her gaze is waiting, thinking Eating brandy plum
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QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Pierre Auguste Renoir Le Moulin de la Gallette, 1876 A mill where French would gather- lower middle and lower class- drink, dance, meet people- mobile experience Painted onsite Loosed mode of paint application Light
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Lecture6 - Modern Art: Lecture 6 (1/26/2012) Mobile...

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