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Art Hist 6B

by: Anahit Ghaltaghchyan

Art Hist 6B art history 6b

Anahit Ghaltaghchyan

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This 9 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anahit Ghaltaghchyan on Tuesday July 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to art history 6b at University of California Santa Barbara taught by zumaya in Summer 2016. Since its upload, it has received 23 views. For similar materials see Renaissance and Baroque in Art History at University of California Santa Barbara.


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Date Created: 07/05/16
▯ World as Interconnected  World=totality of interconnected processes  Disassembling its totality falsifies reality  Concerts like nations society culture turns names into things ▯ Why we cant see interconnections  That’s how history is taught  Western development history privileges Europe and then America by placing them in foreground, others in background  Identifies history with civilization, which begins in middle east before passing to Greece, then rome, then Christian Europe ▯ Notion of west is seen as very Eurocentric development of the world ▯ Western civilization story showcases the linear form of events that occurred in a narrative-like manner. Rarely questioned ▯  ▯ ▯ Non western civilization ▯ Civilization started 3000 BCE in Sumer ▯ Long before Europe great empires developed in the middle east, north America, india, china and the Americas ▯ Europe was considered not as advanced as Asia, etc ▯ ▯ Eurocentrism- Europe acts- the rest of the word responds. Rest of the word is passive. The west is the “center of the universe”. Most civilized and sophisticated ▯ ▯ Problems with development schemes  Turns world history into moral success tory  Everything before these developments treated as pre modern and irrelevant ▯ page 27 of book ▯ Whole page before rise of social sciences ▯ ▯ Marshall Hodgson  Maps are ways to express our feelings and assumptions  We emphasize some features and reduce others  Temptation to place oneself at the center of the map runs deep  ▯ Greenwich- London Prime meridian. Different time zones ▯ Global cartography ▯ ▯ ▯ Lecture 3-Imperial History Graphic ▯ Saturday 3PM young Pakistani woman who was a public activist, shot by Taliban ▯ Who has conquered the Middle East over the course of world events? ▯ Constant development of new empires ▯ Empire- multiplicity of cultures, cities and regions unified under domination of single government  System of governance based on conquest  Foreign people ruled by dynastic metropolitan, or clannish state  Extension of states power through subjugation of other people and exploitation of their resources.  Very much about capturing resources and exploitation ▯ All empires come to an end ▯ Non colonial empires- holy roman, mongol, great zimbobwe, ottoman, austrian, zulu kingdom ▯ ▯ Colonial- Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, British, French, US ▯ ▯ What is a colonial empire?- were a product of the European age of exploitation that began with a race of exploration between the then most advanced powers, Portugal and spain. ▯ Colonialism- is the exploitation by a stronger country of a weaker one, the use of the weaker country’s resource to strengthen and enrich the stronger country ▯ Neocolonialism- control by a powerful country of its former colonies by economic pressures 07/05/2016 ▯ Bacchanal 1522-3 ▯ ▯ ▯ Lively representation of the perpetual feast ▯ Ancient mythological figures ▯ Colors and textures one against the other ▯ Wine- what makes them happy ▯ Sensuous lifestyle ▯ Meant to be upbeat and spirited, fun, funny ▯ Female nude had too much to drink, does not care ▯ Feeling of being unrepressed, feels completely at home ▯ Height of pleasure that the body is capable of achieving ▯ Skill of poet ▯ ▯ Venus of Urbino-1538 ▯ ▯ Reference to Giorgione ▯ Real person, not mythological ▯ Suggested to be a portrait (intimate) ▯ Beautiful enough to be represented as Venus ▯ Poetic ^^ ▯ Other interpretation; Venus’s palace. Looking at you, has a very different psychological effect on the viewer. ▯ ▯ Assumption of the Virgin 1516-8 ▯ ▯ ▯ Physical ascend of the virgin to heaven ▯ Received and crowned by God ▯ Powerful imagery effects, color ▯ Rival to Raphael’s picture of Sistine Madonna ▯ Intensifying the contrast of colors ▯ Painted at the same exact time as Raphael’s Transfiguration painting. (wondered if either one knew of this) ▯ ▯ Portrait of a Man (Man in Blue) 1515 ▯ ▯ ▯ Poise, restraint, the way he hold himself ▯ Good representation of the man’s personality ▯ Reminder of Raphael’s Castiglione ▯ Treatment of silk sleeve, very well executed. ▯ Painter suggest what he sees, doesn’t slavishly reproduce it. Just as effective ▯ Emphasis is not on the skill of hand and hours spent, but on the intelligence on creating the effect ▯ Making something difficult look easy ▯ ▯ Titian had an amazing range of what he could paint ▯ ▯ Pope Paul III ▯ ▯ Dressed in such a way to show that the man in the painting is none other than the Pope ▯ Psychological effect of him having a say whether one goes to hell/heaven ▯ Emphasis on how he is hunched over ▯ Image of power, yet vulnerability of an old man ▯ Power based on wisdom, experience ▯ Engaging you as a person, not an intimidating look although he as a man can seem intimidating Making an exchange with the viewer, aware of his own weaknesses as much as he is aware of his own. Intimacy of personal exchange ▯ ▯ ▯ Tintoretto Miracle of St. Mark ▯ ▯ Slave converted to Christianity, Owner tortured slave to convert back. Slave prayed to St. Mark, St Mark came down ▯ Loaded brush- thick layer of paint on canvas ▯ A lot of energy in the picture ▯ ▯ ▯ NORTHERN EUROPE ▯ ▯ Four Horseman of the Apocalypse 1498 [Woodcut] ▯ Albrecht Dürer- most skilled of long line of skilled painters in Northern Europe ▯ Four horses of destructive ideas ▯ Unprecedented subtle treatment of wood cuts that no one has ever been able to do before. ▯ ▯ Fall of Man 1504 ▯ ▯ Representing the male and female nude as effectively as the Italian painters ▯ ▯ ▯ ▯


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