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Week 7 Notes Art His 23
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Sarah Doberneck on Monday February 22, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art His 23 at University of California - Los Angeles taught by Dr. George Baker in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 41 views. For similar materials see Modernism in Art History at University of California - Los Angeles.
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Date Created: 02/22/16
Tuesday, February 16 th Cezanne, Bathers at Rest, 1875-77 Bodies in the world o Not part of the classical myth of river gods in pastoral spaces o Immersion of the body in the physical world Proportion begins to shift and change Phenemological themes o One of the great enigma paintings of the bathers series o There isn’t much of a narrative Cezanne, Bathers, 1883 Gaze at each other, model how we view the scene Bodies seem incomprehensible Cezanne, Large Bathers, 1894-1905 The repetition of this painting as a statement piece This is the first version o Bodies are spread vertically o Experiencing the world with eyes and flesh at the same time 1900-1905 o Second attempt o More confusing, less readable o More focused on a figure that is entering the scene o Desire and sexuality is embodied in the forms/shadows used in the work o Categories are being called into question 1898-1906 o Third attempt o Embraced the unfinished aspect of painting, or he was unable to finish it o Geometric shapes return, but are still imperfect o Fusion of bodies, loss of separation End of the 19 century Vision of the crisis in modernism Art is now all about connection and becomes a kind of bodily tactic Joseph Maria Olbrich, House of the Vienna Secession, 1898 Institution of artists who went away from the academic Embraces a kind of return to classicism in the architecture of the building Compared to a religious building or temple Geometric shapes, nature themed décor Klimpt, Philosophy and Medicine, 1900-1907 Various stages of suffering and eroticism Moves away from enlightenment Irrationality, a release of desires opposed to containment Klimpt, Beethoven Frieze, 1902 Be one with the wall/architecture Bodies seem to float Death, sickness, insanity th The depiction of an article about Beethoven’s 9 symphony Not about sight for sight sake, the beginning of the idea that you can visualize sound Consists of 3 panels that correspond with the 3 parts of the music After darkness there is light as the music become more upbeat February 18, 2016 Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso Associate the figure of the artist with the bohemian, not a model of the bourgeoisie Transformation of painting form as seen by the body o Not idealized or youthanized Matisse, Sideboard & Table, 1899 and Carmelina, 1903 Moves backwards in modernism Still life composition, lightened by the sun, short brush strokes o Post-impressionism Carmelina goes back to Manet o Realism/modernism Matisse, “Luxe, calm, et volupte”, 1904 Modernist pastoral, the body in a landscape Accepts divisionism o Divided strokes, thick rather than small o Divided colors Henri Rousseau, The Hungry Lion Throws Itself on an Antelope, 1905 Self-taught painting Returning to a vision of primordial nature in the jungle Andre Derain, The Dance, 1905-6 Vibrant colors and hues New movement called “Fauves” Named after the French word for beasts Primitive and wild Matisse, The Woman with a Hat, 1905 & Open Window, 1905 Continued explosion in terms of color and hue Woman with a Hat o Portrait of his wife o Genre about looking and the optical o Combination of the small brush strokes and also larger ones that swirl in the background Open window o Still type of divided brushstrokes Matisse, Woman with a Green Stripe, 1905 He is letting color run wild Shows us the change from divisionism brush strokes Gives us a flattened background There is no outside light or color Lack of naturalistic motivation o The green down her face o Yellow on one side, rosy pink on the other Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein, 1906 Nothing is about the space of color All browns and tans Picasso, Self Portrait, 1901 & The Absinthe Drinker, 1902 Periods organized around color Embraced tonalities of blue Picasso, The Boy with a Pipe, 1905 & The Family of Saltinbanques, 1905 Less about Chroma as Chroma Thinking about bodies themselves Opposed to color, he will push line Gertrude Stein America writer Dear friend of Picasso and Matisse o She starts to collect modernist painting, causing her to be in the center of the movement o Held salons in her house Picasso tried over 50 times to paint her portrait but couldn’t o Eventually he leaves and goes to Spain and is able to finish it o Drew inspiration from Iberian sculpture o The solidarity of sculpture is important to him Matisse, Le Bonheur de vivre (The Joy of Life) Pleasure and color Returning to a golden age like is seen in past paintings Explosion of movement in the theme of wild colors and bodies It’s as if they are dancing Seems to be going back to the caves origins of cave art
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