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Week 5 Art History Notes

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Week 5 Art History Notes Art History 6C

Ana Wistos

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Modern-Contemporary Art
Professor Monahan
Class Notes
Art History, Impressionism
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Ana Wistos on Monday May 2, 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 8 views. For similar materials see Modern-Contemporary Art in Art History at University of California Santa Barbara.


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Date Created: 05/02/16
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Art History▯ Impressionism - Hausmannization: ▯ • destruction of neighborhoods to make way for grand boulevards and the Opera House, c.1865▯ • workers becoming more and more disenfranchised and starts to make bourgeoisie nervous▯ - modernity: seeing and being seen▯ - Mary Cassatt, Woman with a Pearl Necklace, 1879▯ • mirrors behind her so that you can watch people w/o them knowing ▯ - Edgar Degas, Cafe Concert at the Ambassadeurs, 1876-7▯ • cafe that also serves alcohol▯ • man in the left bottom corner is example of flaneur ▯ • women seem to be on their own ▯ - Au Bon Marche, Department Store(engineered by Gustave Eiffel)▯ • consume the spectacle of modernity ▯ • social codes can give people away ▯ - Franco-Prussian War(1870-71) and the Commune(March-May, 1871)▯ • Bismark kind of starts a war w/ France to unite Prussia(Germany)▯ • Napoleon III takes the bait to stop unification of Prussia and he loses and it ends the second empire▯ • the commune: civil war between French gov’t and people who didn't want to surrender▯ - separate church and state and gave right to vote to women▯ - abolition of night work in bakeries▯ - pensions for national guardsmen killed in service▯ - postponement os commercial debt obligations▯ - right of employees to take over business if owner abandons it, but owner gets some money ▯ • protest: commune formed in Paris to govern Paris▯ 1 Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - Impressionism: rebuilding/re-visioning the world for the bourgeoisie▯ • stylistic qualities:▯ - interest in color and light: makes light visible in brush strokes▯ - emphasis on surface and subject matter▯ - plein air painting(outdoor, on site)▯ - focuses on bourgeoisie lifestyle, leisure activities▯ - reflections on light, interest in odd spatial constructions▯ - subject matter is a scene and not posed▯ - you can tell its a painting and you can see brushstrokes ▯ - Camille Pissarro, Hoarfrost, 1873▯ • early morning and frost has just come over fields as sun is rising▯ • humble guy carrying twigs for a fire ▯ • still interested in subject matter of realists▯ • clearly a landscape and see how the surface really pushes and pulls subject matter▯ • sees very thick paint▯ - Stanislaus Lepine, Banks of the Seine, 1869▯ • produces calm, beautiful picture▯ • isn't a typical impressionist painting▯ - Pierre-Auguste, ▯ • seen and being seen▯ • mixing of classes, primarily bourgeoisie ▯ • the brushstrokes were critiqued as grease spots, but its supposed to be light 2


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