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Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 5

by: Carole Boulware

Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 5 FACS 150

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Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 5
Visual Culture and Literacy I
Erin Silver
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Carole Boulware on Wednesday July 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FACS 150 at University of Southern California taught by Erin Silver in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Visual Culture and Literacy I in Art History at University of Southern California.


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Date Created: 07/20/16
North and Central America Monday, November 9, 2015 8:00 AM Jose Clemente Orozco, "The Epic of American Civilization" 1932-1934 Mexican revolution Art directly participating in political situations In honor of the college's library's collection of spanish books Central figure of the Mexican Revolutionary Committed to developing an art that serves the people Developing a "Mexican style and aesthetic" Diego Rivera "The History of Mexico" 1929-1935 New York becomes center of art world Individuality and free expression Moving out of WWII Celebration of democracy Scot Tissue Towels ca. 1930s Radio Free Europe ca. 1961 Military and visual culture - fear of communism People against the New Deal House Committee of Unamerican Activities Concurrent to the red scare, Mccarthyism, lavender scare = persecution of homosexuality in 1950s Abstract Expressionism - only groups of artists who are permitted to move as freely as before because did not convey political ideology American Movement Divorce between art and politics Culture should not be at the service of politics Move toward individual genius Elaine De Kooning "Bacchus #3" 1978 Helen Frankenthaler "Robinson's Wrap" Lee Krasner "Night Creatures" 1965 Emphasis on visual elements, not secondary characteristics Clement Greenberg - promoting advant garde Represent or express artists state of mind Psychoanalysis - collective unconscious Autographic gesture - signature-like dribble of paint Using the language of writing New York School - group of Abstract Expressionism artists, not school Erasable 18 Barnett Newman "Onement I" 1948


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