The TRANSFORMATION of the PRIMITIVE OTHER Notes

Comes up with the conclusion that these people are

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Comes up with the conclusion that these people are every bit as rational as we are o Sacred = area that reason can’t explain (so we event things such as magic to explain things…) o Magic Science and Religion o Rejects a matriarchal society; definite stance on the man as head of household Boas and cultural relativism Franz Boas (1858-1942) o German Jew, liberal household o Starts looking for opportunities outside of Germany
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o Goes on an expedition and starts studying the peoples of the North Pole, Inuits o Never returns to Germany o Goes to British Columbia Totemic art very prominent there o Each of these cultures needs to be studied in their own terms o Don’t worry about universal needs—try to study in depth what is going on in that particular society o Very influential in the American anthropological scene o Ends up at Columbia University THE MODERNIST REVOLUTION 4: the TURN to MOVEMENT and ACTION (10/18) Background: popular movements Population is growing More young people desiring to have a place in society—impatience Suffragettes o England o Feminist movement moving more towards direct action Art Expressionism o Term originates in Germany o Opposes impressionism Rather than trying to capture the fleeting impression that comes through the senses, express the inner state onto the canvas Use of curves, strokes (very different from the cubists who tended to be geometrical)—sensuous curve lines o Vincent Van Gough (1853-1890) Tormented individual who suffered a lot of problems and eventually committed suicide Starry Night (1889) o Edward Munch (1863-1944) The Scream o Les Fauves (1900s) France? Exaggerated use of color to convey a mood André Derain, Westminister Bridg e, 1907 Pink trees, blue buildings Vlaminck, The Bathers, 1908
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Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Born in Russia but went to Germany Takes things more to abstraction Painting for the sake of expressing color and movement Paints landscapes Autumn Landscape , 1908 1910, simply calling his work compositions (no longer giving them titles) The more he paints, the less reference there are to things o Artists conceived themselves as avant-garde Futurism o Italian futurists o Higher level of doing things, energy o Filippo Marinetti More of a poet and an essayist than a painter Futuristic Manifesto , 1909 o Umberto Boccioni The City Rises , 1910 Horses represent all of the noise and energy of the machines Dynamics of a Soccer Player o Gino Sevorini Glorifying WW1 Armored Train , 1915 Music Igor Stravinsky, 1882-1969 o The Rite of Spring , 1913 Played in Paris Path breaking Bitonality and polytonality Arnold Schoenberg, 1874-1951 o Painter as well as a composer o Friends with Kandinsky o Finding himself limited by the conventions of music o Books of the Hanging Gardens , 1908 Atonality and 12 tone music o Found that he could only do so much with this atonality—comes up with 12 tone music (white keys and black keys and treats them as equals—don’t repeat one key until you’ve done all 12)
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o This kind of music never really survived (avant-garde reaching a dead end)
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  • Fall '10
  • WILSON
  • Twelve-tone technique, South Seas, •More young people, various women writers, oThe Golden Bough

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