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Art History II: Exam 4 Week 4

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Art History II: Exam 4 Week 4 ART 1023

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History of Art 2
Benjamin Harvey
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Date Created: 04/27/16
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” ­ Paradoxical ­ The image is not a pipe, it is only a representational image of a pipe ­ Magritte focuses in some of his works on the relationship between and object and the word we use to  represent it ­ His pieces are very easily reproduced because of his straightforward style 04/25/16 Picasso Guernica Oil on canvas 1937 ­ Works with and is friends with Surrealist painters, but is not one o Also not a Cubist painter ­ Classified as a combination of a history, surrealist, cubist painter o Style all his own Jackson Pollock One: Number 31, 1950 1950 Oil and enamel paint on unprimed canvas ­ More important for the implied movement of the artist and the gestures used to create the markings o Very focused on the physical process o Not focused on meaning ­ Canvas laid on the floor, Pollock dripping, flicking, etc. paint over it Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cans 1962 Synthetic polymer paint on thirty­two canvases ­ Originally displayed in a single row around the gallery space 04/27/16 Minimalism ­ Not important that the artist actually makes it o Usually planned by the artist and installed by a second party Smithson Spiral Jetty (Great Salt Lake, Utah) 1970 Black rock, salt crystals, earth, red water (algae) ­ Reminds viewer of a labyrinth ­ Changes with the tide of the lake ­ Partially minimalism & partially land­art ­ Site vs. non­site o Site: location in nature/space where art exists naturally/is made to be seen naturally o Non­site: a gallery space or location specifically used to exhibit art, or a film or image used to  show an artwork Lin Vietnam Veterans Memorial (Washington, D.C.) 1982 Black Granite ­ Anonymously judged competition to decide what the memorial would look like and who would design it ­ Names listed chronologically (by death) as opposed to alphabetically o Draws attention to the number of people who died in each year and how long the war was o Removes the impersonality that listing alphabetically would cause ­ Black marble  o Very reflective  Shows involvements between past&present and living&dead o References mourning and death FINAL EXAM th Thursday May 5  12:00pm­3:00pm ­ Focus on the different movements ­ Timeline of the movements and artists ­ What type of visual language each movement/artist uses


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