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ARTHIST 1/19/16 & 1/21/16 Notes

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ARTHIST 1/19/16 & 1/21/16 Notes Anch 214

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*Remember the centuries of the artists for Final Exam.
European Cultures, Hist & Idea
Gayle Levy, Shelly Cline
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Art, notes, Grotesque, Western Art, UMKC




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Date Created: 01/27/16
Lecture 1/19/16  Grotesque o Grotto: A cave going into the earth. o Grotesque is individualized. o Originally meant something that broke to the beyond rather than how it means  now (bloody, distorted, extreme, etc.)  Rafael (artist)  o Decorated a Vatican in the grotesque art that was found in Roman ruins.  Arcimboldo (artist)  Carnivalesque art Lecture 1/21/16  Grotesque is not a style, but an operation. o Provokes/engages the viewer. o Always a fusion of contradicting things  Grotesque brings about ethical and aesthetic questions.  Grotesque is not a noun.  “Boar’s Head Satchel” by Carlee Fernandez o Words that come to mind: “purse” and “bacon” o It is different seeing a dead pig as what it actually is rather than the meat we buy at  the store.  1533: “Hans Holbein the Younger, The French Ambassadors” o A painting of two mean who appear to be prestigious, wealthy, and well­educated. o There is a distorted skull on the floor that  almost always goes unnoticed  Anamorphosis  2 competing perspectives o If looking at the painting the right way (from the front),the  skull is distorted. To the left, the men  are distorted and the  skull is clear. o Mementomori, Vanitas  Meaning, put stock in worldly things; everyone is going to die.  The men in the painting are wealthy, but the skull represents the fact that they  will meet the same fate as everyone else (death).  “Pleasure” (painting post­WWI, around 1928) o Young, possibly wealthy girl is eating a bird in the painting. o Could be depicting human savagery o Mesmerizing o Could depict puberty  1920: “Crippled War Veterans” by Otto Dix (artist) o Depicts veterans with wounds o Post­war


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