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Art History 6C

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Neoclassicism to Romanticism
Modern-Contemporary Art
Professor Monahan
Class Notes
Art History, UCSB




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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Sunday April 10, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Art History 6C at University of California Santa Barbara taught by Professor Monahan in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Modern-Contemporary Art in Art History at University of California Santa Barbara.

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Date Created: 04/10/16
Thursday, April 7, 2016 Art History▯ Neoclassicism to Romanticism - Neoclassicism, French Revolution▯ • J.-L., Death of Marat, 1793▯ - knife @ bottom is the only evidence of the deed &designed to hang in national assembly ▯ - makes Christ like pose and you can see the wound▯ - pen is still in his hand because he’s defending the people until the end▯ - light emphasizes a saint like attitude and his face is peaceful and almost a smile▯ • A.J. Baron Gros, General Bonaparte at Arcole, 1796▯ - important solider grabs the flag and leads the charge across the bridge to victory▯ - wearing no armor and his clothes have color▯ • End of French Revolution(Robespierre is executed, 1794)▯ - Napoleon(1/3 founding consulate, crowned himself emperor)▯ • J.-L David, Napoleon Bonaparte Crossing the Great Saint Bernard Pass, 1801▯ - making Napoleon a hero and someone to follow▯ - sets forward motion the horse, horse’s hair, he's pointing forward▯ - in reality he crossed on a donkey and was wearing a gray coat▯ • J.-A.D. Ingres, Napoleon Enthroned, 1806▯ - sitting on a zodiac sign, which represents the month that he became emperor ▯ - neoclassical and its got shape colors and edges, fixed, solid ▯ - very similar to king’s power because he is the state ▯ - backfires because it is archaic and alludes back to the monarchy too historical▯ • J.-L David, The Consecretion of the Emperor Napoleon I and Coronation of the Empress Josephine in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris on 2 December 1804, 1805, 7▯ - every person is identified▯ - Napoleon’s mother was painted in, but wasn't really there because he was arguing with his brothers▯ 1 Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Transition▯ • Baron Antoine-Jean Gros, Napoleon Visiting the Pest House of Jaffa, 11 March 1799, 1804▯ - he’s visiting the sick and it actually meant the plague▯ - touching them to cleanse and heal them a christ-like gesture ▯ - history painting, huge painting, contemporary event▯ - showing something in the recent past ▯ - smokey background, but a spotlight on Napoleon ▯ - use of red to key up and brighten the picture, dramatize it ▯ - propaganda picture ▯ - Romanticism: sensibility rather than specific style▯ • break w/ conventions, personal POV & responses w/ emphasis on emotions and includes the sublime▯ • Theodore Gericault, Roft of the Medusa, 1818-19▯ - history painting, push against the norms, supposed to be a lesson▯ - criticizing new monarchy ▯ - ship called Medusa and it sank because the gov’t let a favorite be the captain▯ - make a raft from the ship wreckage and it’s being towed ▯ - they spotted another ship but there are people dying and dead ▯ - cannibalism is suggested by the axe in the picture and the dead people▯ - the state has failed and individuals have to save themselves▯ - stability is seen in the triangle layout ▯ - only 10 make it to France and then surgeon wrote a report▯ - Politics and Painting 2


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