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Unformatted text preview: Modern Art: Lecture 17 (3/13/12) Pablo Picasso Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier), 1910 • Increasingly fragmented picture plane • Body – depersonalized, flattened out, residual • Giving up on depth and illusionism • Musician, also a nude • Wrist so flattened out, seems to meld with face of guitar o Fingers cast into depth, shadowed • Pockets of depth existing separate from mimetic Pablo Picasso Ma Jolie, 1911 • High point of analytic cubism • Intense play of shadow and light • Gridding of canvas • Enter extraneous things – text o Abstract, represents nothing at all o Hermetic cubism o Pure play of line, light, shadow – but gives nothing in realm of representation • Writing in space of painting o Song title Pablo Picasso Still Life with Chair Caning, 1912 • Insertion of mass reproduced object – wallpaper • Breakdown of secure medium o Language of cubism o Language of readymade • First collage • Contradiction of vertical and horizontal • Painterly space ruptured by a commodity Georges Braque Still Life BACH, 1912 • Bring store-bought materials made of paper into space • Cutting up these materials – language of pasted paper • Extreme shift to – deeply simplified drawing • Synthetic cubism • Means of making - radicalized and reformed • Wood grains paper with charcoal lines of a musical instrument o Sense of transparency • Visual project Pablo Picasso Guitar, Sheet Music, and Wineglass, 1912 • Wood grain material used differently • Irreconcilable styles combined, range of materials o Contradiction and irreconcilable differences of materials • Collage space, literally flat things chosen • Could not go back to mimetic • Thinking of increasingly intensified encounter with non-western art o Grebo mask: non-western objects speak a non-mimetic language already – Picasso achieves this through collage o Eyes jut out, surface of face carved in recession o Artists playing with opposition • Center hole: top most form o Oil paint built up on top, protruding o Supposed to be a point of depth Pablo Picasso Violin, 1912 • Collage with newspaper fragments o Mass produced o Cheap o Covered in language o Not meant to last • New play of arbitrariness o Art like language: an arbitrary system bound by conventions but no...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2012 for the course ART HIS 54 taught by Professor Baker during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.
- Spring '08