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Art History 6c week 4 notes

by: Ana Wistos

Art History 6c week 4 notes Art History 6C

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realism and academic painting
Modern-Contemporary Art
Professor Monahan
Class Notes
Realism, Art, history
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Sunday April 24, 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 13 views. For similar materials see Modern-Contemporary Art in Art History at University of California Santa Barbara.


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Date Created: 04/24/16
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Art History▯ Realism to Second Empire: 1852-70, Napoleon III - Gustave Courbet, Burial at Ornans, 1849▯ • history of bourgeoisie in countryside ▯ imagine that everything is fine in the countryside because they don't visit▯ • • it’s a weird funeral because no one seems to care some are over and under serious▯ • critique: cannot localize this subject and we should “emphasize interesting portions of the scene”(AKA the grave)▯ in terms of perspective, Courbet stacks heads to create layers▯ • • no one created a painting like this ▯ • complete insult to the church and church officials seem reverent ▯ really tells us about the problem that a painting like this can suggest▯ • - realism▯ • rejects idea of “higher reality” in art as well as on traditions because it includes mythic and other fantastic matter▯ • focus on things like one’s own tim, things we can see and experience▯ • depicts the peasant, countryside life, but not just about countryside▯ • pictorial construction▯ - paint application and composition is clear▯ • tension between process of making the painting and subject ▯ • the goal of Realism is not to make it seem like you can touch it▯ - Gustave Courbet, Young Women from the Village, 1852▯ • problem with the space▯ • makes it look like tokenism because one girl is giving a peasant money▯ • painting this is interesting the picture is very disproportional ▯ • the paint is layered on so much it gives the mountains and other scenery substance▯ • world with uneasy relationship between landscape, farmers, and bourgeoisie ▯ 1


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