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Art History II: Exam 4 Study Guide

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History of Art 2
Benjamin Harvey
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Date Created: 04/27/16
EXAM FOUR / FINAL 04/08/16 Manet Olympia 1863 Oil on canvas  Salon of 1865 Eakins The Gross Clinic 1875 Oil on canvas  The doctor (main figure) is Dr. Gross (hence “Gross Clinic”)  Eakins is also very interested in photography Louis Daguerre Paris Boulevard 1839 Daguerreotype  Images are flipped horizontally (like a mirror)  People in the street move too fast for the photo and don’t show up, except for the shoeshine man because he was still long enough to be captured  The light is what actually creates the image even though humans have invented the process  Daguerreotypes create only one image that cannot be copied  Regarded as precious and very special because of how unique they were 04/11/16 Photography ­ Used for anything from landscape to portraiture ­ Visitors would leave a photo of themselves at the homes they were visiting if the resident wasn’t home  so they would know who had came to see them ­ Draws attention to how light functions ­ Emphasizes neutrality within an image Painting ­ Emphasizes the “artist’s touch” ­ Is able to utilize multiple (brighter) colors within one image  ­ Is able to capture physical and visual texture Muybridge Horse Galloping 1878 Collotype print ­ Hired to photograph a horse galloping to see the specific movements happening ­ Left to right orientation of the horse to make the running seem more natural o Moving the same direction that we read so that it is more natural to view and easier to understand as a time sequence Impressionism ­ Uses the previously mentioned qualities of painting to stress the aspects of images that photography can  not convey ­ 8 “Impressionist” exhibitions over 12 years o Sparse space, not crowded like the salons ­ Used materials that were mass produced and made for amateur artists o Tubes of paint o Pre stretched canvases o Portable easels ­ Materials allowed them to work outside and capture fleeting moments from nature ­ “Sense of a moment” because it can not capture an actual moment in time because of how long it takes  to actually create the painting ­ Monet is the “poster boy” for the Impressionist movement; most well known impressionist artist ­ Very interested in color theory o How colors are perceived in relation to the colors surrounding them o Allows them to give the color a more intense/saturated look ­ Painting shows brush strokes clearly o Gives the viewer the sense of the time and skill it takes to create the painting ­ Rebuilding of Paris: “Haussmanization” knocking down the older buildings in Paris to create a cleaner  and more modern city; including making straighter/wider roads, and more emphasis on transportation ­ Had a tendency to outline figures in a thin/small blue halo to suggest atmosphere o Used lots of blue in their paintings in general Claude Monet Gare St. Lazare 1877 Oil on canvas ­ Modern subject suggesting:  o Industrialization o New types of transportation o Modern architectural elements ­ Busiest railroad station in Paris Caillebotte Paris: A Rainy Day 1877 Oil on canvas ­ One of the best examples of an image of the “new Paris” ­ Crossroads represent a place to make a choice 04/13/16 Monet ­ Gained fame with 3 main subjects o Ballerinas/dancers o Equestrian (horses and jockeys) o Portraiture Degas The Dance Class 1874 Oil on canvas ­ Shows the effort/work that goes into the final illusion that is the ballet ­ Space is inside of the old opera house that had been destroyed by this time (to be replaced by the new  one) Manet A Bar at the Folies­Bergère 1882 Oil on canvas ­ Same artist that painted Olympia ­ Has been influenced by impressionism o Lightened and brightened colors o Looser brush strokes ­ Pushes the idea of prostitution shown in Olympia further in this ­ Reflections in the mirror are not quite accurate o May show a different moment in time or different thoughts o Placement and angles are off Female impressionists ­ Concentrated on more interior spaces ­ Depicted more domestic scenes ­ If they worked outside they would draw unwanted/negative attention o Not a readily accepted activity for an middle/upper class women o Women should be chaperoned ­ Common subject was women in public with their chaperone ­ No “easy” access to study the nude figure o Studios that were open to male artist to view nude figures were not open to female artists Cassatt The Bath Circa 1893 Oil on canvas ­ Mentored by Degas ­ One of many women who were a part of the impressionist movement ­ Subject had many advantages for Cassatt o Showed her knowledge of anatomy and the nude figure o She could pose the scene in her home o Was an appropriate subject for a woman to paint o References a “Madonna and Child” scene ­ Comparable to Madonna with the Long Neck 04/15/16 Seurat A Sunday on La Grande Jatte 1884­86 Oil on canvas ­ Displayed in the impressionist exhibit of 1886 (the final one) ­ Painted with the pointillism technique o Tiny dots/lines of color placed near each other in a way that (from a distance) they blend into the color of the object being painted o Color theory is very important o Very mechanical technique because of the repetitive movements used to create the tiny spots of  color Van Gogh ­ Post impressionist ­ Bright color ­ Thick layering of paint to give a 3­D effect visually and physically ­ Feels connected with Japan and Japanese art o References and is inspired by Japanese prints ­ Naturally inclined to copy nature as impressionists do, but inspired by Gauguin to imagine more than he  copies nature Van Gogh Starry Night 1889 Oil on canvas ­ Combination of 3 diff locations o His homeland’s landscape of Holland o Landscape he sees from his window’s view from the asylum o Japanese print influence ­ Cypress tree: associated with graveyards ­ Stressing formal artistic elements o Line, color, texture, and shape Gauguin The Vision after the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel) 1888 Oil on canvas ­ Collective hallucination by the women as the Priest is lecturing on the story of Jacob wrestling with the  Angel ­ Gauguin worked closely with Van Gogh and Degas ­ Influenced by stained glass, enamel jewelry making; flat planes of color ­ Hidden profile shape of a cow in the red background 04/18/16 Paul Cézanne Still Life with Plaster Cupid Oil on paper mounted on canvas Circa 1895 ­ Thought of himself as an impressionist artist, is now also classified as post impressionist ­ Interested in natural appearances, but also incorporating distortion to emphasize classic art techniques  (line, color, forms, etc.) ­ Constructive stroke: use of hatch markings to apply the paint, gives a clearly painted feel; builds a kind  of grid over the image ­ Proportions and relation of depth are distorted Edvard Munch The Scream 1910 (original version: 1893) Tempera on board ­ Series of painting all depicting the same/similar scene ­ Repeated composition with small changes throughout the series ­ Makes multiple copies in paint, pastel, and even lithograph ­ What is screaming? o The figure with its hands up to amplify the scream  Pathetic fallacy; nature is complementing human emotion o Nature, and the figure is covering it’s ears  Nature is creating/inspiring the feeling of the individual ­ Composition is comparable to Starry Night  ­ Pre­symbolic: so natural that it has no need for translation; before development of language, meaning  embedded in human nature Auguste Rodin The Burghers of Calais Bronze 1884­95 ­ Exists in multiple forms o Rodin focused mainly on the plaster casting process and was able to replicate his more famous  works in multiple medias to create many replicas of the original ­ Six burghers (wealthy, well­to­do citizens) going to the King to turn in their keys to the city of Calais;  expecting that the King will kill them ­ Almost at ground level to connect the common public to the scene (city raised it up a bit; Rodin wanted  it on the ground) ­ Anti­heroic depiction of the characters; not idealized ­ Meaning of public art: relationship between the art object and the social space/viewer o Meaning changes as the location of the work changes ­ Original plaster cast version was displayed in Paris in 1889 04/20/16 Art Nouveau ­ Focused on design elements ­ Advertisements become focused on art as well as the product ­ Thinner lines Klimt The Kiss 1907­08 Oil on canvas ­ Two ways to read it o Mutual affection, kiss of love o Forced kiss, straining Fauves  ­ “Wild animals” / “wild beasts” ­ Meant as a negative association initially ­ Focused on basic forms ­ Changed naturalistic colors to overly exaggerated/imagined colors Henri Matisse Dance 1 Oil on canvas 1909 ­ Focused on flattened space ­ Broken circle o Visually still whole because of the placement of the leg Cubism ­ Brought about mainly by Picasso and Barque ­ Two types: o Analytic cubism  Conventional materials and genres  Breaking up time and space o Synthetic cubism  Combining materials (conventional and nonconventional)  Picasso  Still Life with Chair­Caning 1912 Oil and oilcloth on canvas ­ Example of synthetic cubism ­ Includes real rope as a sort of frame and a photograph of chair caning (printed on oilcloth) 04/22/16 Balla Dynamism of a Dog on a Leash 1912 Oil on canvas Marcel Duchamp Fountain 1917/1964 Porcelain urinal & paint ­ Not popular at the time; piece was lost/destroyed ­ Became important/celebrated in 1960’s  ­ Combining the idea of the high, cultured, clean spaces with low, animal, dirty spaces ­ Also combining the gendered spaces ­ Signed: “R. Mutt 1917” ­ Was it really Duchamp’s idea? o Baroness Elsa von Freytag­Loringhoven’s original idea and work? o After she dies he appropriates her ideas as his own Surrealism ­ Use realism techniques to create dream­like, nonsensical images Magritte The Treachery of Images 1928­29 Oil on canvas ­ The inscription beneath the image says “this is not a pipe” ­ Paradoxical ­ The image is not a pipe, it is only a representational image of a pipe ­ Magritte focuses in some of his works on the relationship between and object and the word we use to  represent it ­ His pieces are very easily reproduced because of his straightforward style 04/25/16 Picasso Guernica Oil on canvas 1937 ­ Works with and is friends with Surrealist painters, but is not one o Also not a Cubist painter ­ Classified as a combination of a history, surrealist, cubist painter o Style all his own Jackson Pollock One: Number 31, 1950 1950 Oil and enamel paint on unprimed canvas ­ More important for the implied movement of the artist and the gestures used to create the markings o Very focused on the physical process o Not focused on meaning ­ Canvas laid on the floor, Pollock dripping, flicking, etc. paint over it Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty­two canvases ­ Originally displayed in a single row around the gallery space 04/27/16 Minimalism ­ Not important that the artist actually makes it o Usually planned by the artist and installed by a second party Smithson Spiral Jetty (Great Salt Lake, Utah) 1970 Black rock, salt crystals, earth, red water (algae) ­ Reminds viewer of a labyrinth ­ Changes with the tide of the lake ­ Partially minimalism & partially land­art ­ Site vs. non­site o Site: location in nature/space where art exists naturally/is made to be seen naturally o Non­site: a gallery space or location specifically used to exhibit art, or a film or image used to  show an artwork Lin Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) 1982 Black Granite ­ Anonymously judged competition to decide what the memorial would look like and who would design it ­ Names listed chronologically (by death) as opposed to alphabetically o Draws attention to the number of people who died in each year and how long the war was o Removes the impersonality that listing alphabetically would cause ­ Black marble  o Very reflective  Shows involvements between past&present and living&dead o References mourning and death FINAL EXAM th Thursday May 5  12:00pm­3:00pm ­ Focus on the different movements ­ Timeline of the movements and artists ­ What type of visual language each movement/artist uses


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