Lecture9 - Modern Art Lecture 9 Early canvases dark...

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Unformatted text preview: Modern Art: Lecture 9 (2/7/2012) Early canvases- dark, nightmare visions QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Paul Cézanne Uncle Dominique, 1866 Paint thickens- literally spreading pant with a palette knife Encrustation of paint on the surface Excess, focus on the materiality of the paint Paul Cézanne The Abduction, 1867 Rejects academic skills and skills of drawing Nudes/nymphs- man lifting woman and carrying her away Scenes of abduction and rape, violence, bodily violence- like dream/nightmare/fantasy QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Paul Cézanne House of the Hanged Man, 1872-73 Leaves Paris- retreat from painting modern life Optical effects of sunlight transcribed in paint Title is strange- doesn’t let go of darkened vision and violence; owner of the house didn’t hang himself, but his name sounded familiar to the French word for ‘hanged’ Thickness of paint, texture- one with material of nature and that of paint Tree glows into yellow- rocks with light, not a moment perception, light is everywhere Space thickened- more material, no dematerialization QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Paul Cézanne The Bridge at Maincy, 1879-80 Sunlight has difficulty penetrating into this space Clotted space of forest Intensely composed/structured- geometry-based Bisected by bridge, aligned with canvas, arch reflected in water is deformed- forward into the canvas, illusion of solidity Return to structure Paul Cézanne Chateau de Médan, c.1880 Constructive brushstroke Visible, insistently diagonal/horizontal, unity of strokes, same length and direction, phallic symbols, eroticized stroke Paul Cézanne Gulf of Marseille Seen From L’Estaque, 1886 Landscapes of S. France Water thickened up, seems outlines like a protrusion- not receding into space Thirds structuring Also destructuring- disorienting: houses recede but sometimes flattened to be read in various ways Interpenetration of planes Paul Cézanne The Basket of Apples, 1890-94...
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