Art 305: Art and Mass Culture
December 7, 2016
To be able to discuss the postmodernist aspects on a work of art, it is important to
understand what postmodernism is. Postmodernism has been widely used by different groups
Irises and Mischief and Repose
December 12, 2016
For this paper I decided to attend the J. Paul Getty Museum. The first work of art that I
chose is Irises by Vincent van Gogh. This is an oil on canvas painting done in
Advertising and TV Commercials
Art 305: Art and Mass Culture
The Coca-Cola TV advertisement Brotherly Love tells the story or an older and
younger brother. a universal story of love and conflict. Ultimately the younge
ART 305: Lecture 5
We tend to believe that photographic images are true
Footprints in the sand indicate that someone has walked this way;
photographs are assumed to be similar traces of reality
We take it for granted that what we see in a phot
Chapter 9: Advertising
Throughout the twentieth century, America did not run, aesthetically, on avant-garde art.
America ran on the art of advertising.
Though advertising probably has existed to a certain extent in all cultures, it took on a
Art & Mass Culture
We can approach understanding images,
in all their complexity, by examining some
of their intended, evolving, and received
meanings. We must develop critical
awareness of mass media images in order
to be able to und
Art & Mass Media
Roots of Western Culture:
Prehistoric Cave Paintings, Ancient Sumer,
Ancient Greece & the Gothic Middle Ages
Some of the oldest
art in the world:
date back to
Subtractive stone sculpture
To adorn the faade of the
cathedral & create a
powerful icon of the city
Originally created for the Florence Cathedral, David now
ART 305 EXTRA CREDIT WRITING PROJECT Due Sunday, April 30th by 10:00 pm
For the Extra Credit essay, you have three (3) options from which to choose. YOU MAY ONLY WRITE
ONE ESSAY. Writing this essay is the ONLY way to make up for points lost in quizzes and
Chapter 13. Computer
The Brave New World of the Computer
[T]he human-machine interface stretches back to the sorcerers mirror, Alexandrian
automata, the input-box of the Wunderschrank, the lenses of a telescope or microscope, the
scrolling mechanism of
Ch 3 quiz
Toward a common achievement, Brunelleschis painting of the Cathedral Baptistry fused
a. art and science
b. science and religion
c. art and religion
The correct answer is: art and science
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Chapter 11: Television Commercials
Television II: Television Commercials
Media theorist Jean Kilbourne argues that the purpose of the mass media is to deliver an
audience to advertisers. If so, the goal of television programs is to round-up viewers for
Chapter 10: Television
Television I: Television Programming
10.1 Felix the Cat, 1929.
10.2 First human step on the moon.
10.3 The toppling of Saddam.
This is television. Thats all it is. Its nothing to do with people. Its the ratings. For fifty years,
The Adventure of Huckleberry Finn
Chapters 1-4 Pages 1-18
Superstition: irrational, illogical, immature, traditional ignorance.
Huck: spider/ salt
Jim: hairball, explanation of prank.
Miss Watson/ Widow Douglas: Devout Bible buffing Chr
The Scarlet Letter Notes
Nathaniel Hawthorne Biography:
Born July 4, 1804 in Salem Massachusetts
Descendant of Puritan ancestors/ involved with the Salem Witch Trials
Guilt ridden soul/ added w to name (originally Hathorne) to distance himsel
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Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Wrote 1,775 poems, yet only 7 were published before her death anonymously.
Very private person choosing solitude over social living
Born in Massachusetts
Daughter of a prominent lawyer/ as a _ she was social.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Individually, independence, and an appreciation for the wonder of nature .
Hos novel ideas were seen to be radical and controversial.
Turned to Aunt Mary Moody Emerson (female) to inspire.
At 14, went to
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)
Dark and dismal life
Born in Boston/ in his infancy, his father deserted family/ mother died a year later.
Never to leave the university of Virginia due to gambling debts.
Expelled from West Point for academi
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Printer, writer, scientist, politician
Pseudonyms: silent Dogood and Richard Saunders
1732-1757 wrote Poor Rochards Almahack- information about the calendar, the sun
and moon, and weather, a plethora of aphor
The first filmmaker to explore the potential of "magical" special effects in movies was:
a. Eadweard Muybridge.
b. George Melies.
c. Thomas Edison.
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1. Guilds- organizations of merchants, artisans, and craftsmen that developed in
2. Kitab Khana- In the Ottoman Empire, a royal atelier of artists and
craftspersons who copied and illuminated books; also a library for storing
o Human reproduction and sexuality are the basis for the survival of the
human race. Art has aided and pictured human fertility, reproduction, and
o Art as sympathetic magic in the promise of fertility. Fertility god
Chapter 4 Terms
1. Formal Analysis- the integrated study of the elements and principles of art
and the way they are used in a specific artwork.
2. Composition- the arrangement of elements and principles in an artwork.
3. Content- an artworks theme
Chapter 6: 19th Century Avant-Garde
The Avant-Garde in the 19th Century
6.1 Thomas Couture, The Romans of the Decadence, 1847.
In 1847, Thomas Coutures immense painting The Romans of the Decadence became
one of the most popular Salon paintings of the en
Chapter 5: Photography
5.1 O.J. Simpson
Trouble in Abu Ghraib prison.
*A former football star is publicly convicted of lying in his testimony about his wifes murder
when photographs of him wearing Italian designer shoes are r
Chapter 4: Baroque
The Baroque: From Revolution in the Church
to Revolutions in US & France
to the Industrial Revolution
4.1 Bernini, detail The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa.
4.2 Diderot, image from Encyclopedia.
The glorious exuberance of Gianlorenzo Bernin
The word baroque
probably comes from
barroco, which is a
pearl that is not round
but of unpredictable
and elaborate shape.
The word baroque can
simply mean that
Art & Mass Media
During the Renaissance, Italy was not a unified country
but a series of independent states. It was not a united
country until the 19th C.
One of the major centers of the Renaissance
was the city of Florence. It w