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Art History II: Exam 4 Week 3

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Art History II: Exam 4 Week 3 ART 1023

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these notes cover the third week of material covered for the fourth and final exam.
History of Art 2
Benjamin Harvey
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Date Created: 04/24/16
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”


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