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Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 14

by: Carole Boulware

Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 14 FACS 150

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Visual Culture and Literacy, Week 14
Visual Culture and Literacy I
Erin Silver
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This 6 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 5 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
Dada cont., photography and performance Elements of chance and randomness Move of center of art world from Europe to New York Refuge from WWI Reflection, catharsis, working through trauma Founded the "The Anonymous Society" Alfred Stieglitz's Gallery - shorthand ‘291’ 1864-1946 Promoting advant garde in US His own work - photography Economic classes "…only straight un-manipulated photographs" Journalistic use of photos Alfred Stieglitz "The Steerage" 1907 Distancing self from upper classes Wanted photography perceived as a fine art Founded photo succession group "Camera Work" - journal Attracted to arrangements of form Abstract photography Edward Weston "Nude" 1925 Content itself leads to abstracted body Distortion, decapitation Man Ray "Cadeau (Gift)" 1921-1970 Psychological views Dislocation of everyday objects Marcel Duchamp "Bicycle Wheel" 1913 Common mass produced objects What makes something art? Aesthetic concerns were not paramount Marcel Duchamp "fountain" 1917 Marcel Duchamp "In Advance of the Broke Arm" 1915 Marcel Duchamp "Bottle Rack" 1914 Elements of satire Gender Play Marcel Duchamp became 'Rrose Selavy' - drag outfits Early form of gender play/performance Claude Cahun "Self - Portrait" 1928 Born Lucy Schwab - worked with Marcel Moore (Partner) Elsa von Freytagloringhoven German born advante garde artist Playfully obscene poetry and artwork Readymade Sculpture Readymade: unaltered objects Assisted readymade: 2 or more; takes away functional use adds; new purpose Rectified readymade: already established work of art; Playfulness Reciprocal readymade: not an object. Blends work with life. Notes, written ideas Status of art in readymade


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