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20th C. Art History Notes - Week 5

by: Bridget Dixon

20th C. Art History Notes - Week 5 ART 3683

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These notes cover what we discussed in class this week.
History of 20th Century Art
Dr. Siddons
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Art, history, 20th century
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Date Created: 10/06/16
20 Century Art History 10/6/2016 No class next week Percisionism (coined in the 1920s) Related to cubism Very tied to realism (such as Ashcan Artists) Representational art MOST AMERICAN SUBJECT MATTER HAS SOME CONNECTION TO THE REAL WORLD Georgia O’Keeffe, Evening Star VI, 1917 Modernism, delicacy, The Shelton with Sunspots, 1926 Critiques argue that gender is in her work even when painting the NY city scape Contains the core geometric elements Smooth, careful geometric form Lived in this hotel with her husband Reference to photography with sunspots Fascination with the smoke bellowing from the city Percisionism makes this organic forms more geometric, simplification New York Street with Moon, 1925 Cowskull (red, white, and blue) Thinking about how America can inform modernism Went to the southwest for visit, then purchased a home, lived separately from husband Interested in Pablo culture Pelvis IV, 1944 She likes the bones, but she likes the holes in them more. Becomes very abstract Patio With Black Door, 1955 Charles Demuth ( American, 1883-1935) Paris, then went to New York By 1917, he is working in a modernist style Struck by the lines Sasin builds into canvases Influenced by graphic design and advertising I Saw the Figure 5 in Gold, 1928 Using modernist strategies to give us a since of sound and motion Fives are evocative of a “loud” sound My Egypt, 1927 Influenced by the rural south east Concerned that american’s had no past Charles Sheeler ( American, 1883-1965) Coined the term percisionism Church Street El, 1920 Takes forms and depicts them in a representational way, but also in a way that simplifies Giving us a recognizable space, but still is abstract American Landscape, 1930 Depicted the Ford factory outside of Detroit Ford hired Sheeler to do a photo essay about the factory Ford was concerned that his innovation was a bad idea Begins growing hemp as a possible fuel source Build Green Village next to factory, brings in the homes of famous people, brings in craftsman Trying to preserve American history Begins talking about factories as a new religion Compares his industrial buildings to cathedrals Paints this painting for himself, not commissioned by Ford Simplifies the boxcars, etc. Photo of smoke stakes with cross in front Feeding into Fords rhetoric These artist are very interested in primitive art. The Mexican Mural Movement Mexican Revolution: 1910-1917 How do we communicate that this revolution is different? Most of Mexico is illiterate, so the gov’t paints murals on gov’t buildings Commissioned Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Jose Clemente Orozco


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