Notes from 8/31 and 9/2
Notes from 8/31 and 9/2 ARTH 2110001
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831 Night and Fog Break in art occurs due to the revelation of what happened during WWII Your rights are given by the government UN Declaration of Human Rights Horribleness gt Art and Culture has a hard time responding Lead to an intense debate of what Art is and what it can do Event dated never stops producing effects in its entirety it cannot be explained can only convey PARTS of how it feels Renais gtFim Night and Fog initially a documentary filmmaker this movie shows a shift in him 1954 War ends in 1945 Full revelation of the concentration camps comes about Not just Jews murdered those who were different Also civilians Renais contacted to make film on camps refuses Believed it couldn t Be done I WASNT THERE Agreed but witness had to narrate Kayrol survivor a poet THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT FILM FORM AND CONTENT WERE DIFFICULT Reation between for and content is confident this film won t work Give up the idea that the past came before the present Past coexists with the present Movie Questions 1 Is there a difference of how you feel and how you think at the end of the film 2 Should we call this a documentary 3 Why is Renais switching between blackandwhite and color Color shot by Renais and Chris Marker BW Archival footage Nazis documented EVERYTHING Finished film in 1955 Words frame what you say Almost didn39t pass French censor 1954 The discourse Lets bury and repress what happened it will go away The past haunts you but for a reason Unfinished Business 92 Break WWII 19361945 01 Before Modernism Historical Avantgarde risk taking groups Duchamp gt1917 presents the Urinal a ready made Surrealism MOST IMPORTANT formed 1924 Sigmund Freud influenced Picasso Cubism gt1907 C2 Pre War America 1920s 1930s Realism After Contemporary C4EVERYTHING IN THIS CLASS CIRCULATES AROUND ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM Pollock competes with Picasso gt1947 he comes up with the drip technique Rothko Naumen FRST AMERICAN AVANTGARDE All work through surrealism Critical reception of N Ex cement Green Burg Rosenburg Artists Respond 1955 C3lmmediately following Post war Paris Art center Paris gt NYC In order to do well on Year ID on exam KNOW KEY DATES Alan Resnais Night and Fog 1955 Shows the concentration camps People question each other see who collaborated with the Nazis Caused violence within towns scapegoating people More sense of distress and distrust between neighbors ntense questions of memories of the past Do we act like it didn39t happen What is normal Once war is over nothing will be as scary or traumatic gt WRONG The switch from War time to normal life is disorienting Post war Paris Henri Cartier Bresson Existenialism Existence precedes Essence Essence is like your soul ts how you act not how you SAY you ll act During the war gtYour find urself in a situation and you are forced to choose You are condemned to choose Ethics Accountability in postwar european culture Not nihilism Dominate philosphy in EUrope and America in 1940s 1950s You are free until you are responsible for other people Jean Dubuffet View of Paris The life of Pleasure1944 Apartment houses Paris 1946 Self Taught visual artist childlike simple direct and immediate His goal was to make inartistic paintings Woman grinding coffee1945 Pasteoiltarsand He s making his own medium Haute Pate The image is the matter Will to Power 1946 complete frontal attack on the pleasing ideas and images Dhotel Hairy with Yellow Teeth 1947 Prehistoric Soul of the Underground 1959 Pure abstraction Large canvas keeps texture The busy Life 1957 The Exemplary life of the soil texturology LXlll 1958 Jean Fautrier Head of Hostage N22 1944 Already has quality within the pain you must work with or against it Worked at sanitarium during the war near a concentration camp Could hear echoes across the fields Could be suffering from PTSD Repetition and difference gt purpose of a series He takes on the roll of torturer of his paintings as he cuts and burns the canvas The Jewess 1943 Larger canvas Gave proper name but tortured the same as the heads Nude 1960 Wols Untitled 1945 studied in The Bathhouse German artist moved to paris 1932 in enemy alien camp for 10 months made these drawings Trying to represent the horror of just existing in the world Butterfly winf1947 Bulbous face 1949 Germaine Richier praying mantis 1949 works in bronze exaggerated on edge of death figure Diablo 1950 no body is whole Alberto Giaccometti the couple 1920 Suspended ball 19301 Woman with her throat out 1947 hand 1947 man pointing 1947