Chapter 6 Lecture Notes
Chapter 6 Lecture Notes 2000
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ARTS 2000 Prof McIntosh Ch 6 Food securing the food supply 0 in prehistoric cultures hunters gatherers and early farmers linked art and ritual to accomplish tasks such as bringing rain 0 this is sympathetic magic food art and ritual Paleolithic hunters and gatherers eventually became Neolithic farmers l y I n 0 the patterns and symbols in this painting are part of the aboriginal belief system of the origin of life and the sustenance of everyday existence the use of masks dance and ritual help ensure successful crops by the Bamana people of Mali today few people hunt and process the meat they eat 0 British artist Sue Coe s There Is No Escape is a harsh indictment of the contemporary meat industry 0 a painting by Rembrandt from 1655 Slaughtered Ox is said to have inspired Coe s work Storing and Serving Food o Water is essential and over time people have developed inventive systems for storing liquids Geometric Period Archaic Period the ancient Chinese made bronze vessels for storing liquids such as ritual wine a well woven contained made of natural materials can hold liquid as well o watertight baskets could be used for boiling acorns like water salt is essential and at times has been a form of wealth European nobility used elaborate saltcellars at status symbols Andy Warhol s Heinz 57 Tomato Ketchup and Del Monte Freestone Peach Halves are silk screened wooden sculptures that look like mass produced cardboard packing cartons Art that glorifies Food 0 in addition to sustaining us food is beautiful 0 food s shapes and textures are the subject of many sculptures and still life painting which re ect cultural or religious values Wayne Thiebaud s painting Pie Counter deals with food as visual display and as popular icon rather than as nutrition for the body Mu Qi s Six Persimmons re ects Zen Buddhism which emphasizes the importance of meditation and simplicity in life Silver representation of a Maize plant from the Incan civilization of Peru re ects 0 religious traditions 0 political traditions o agricultural traditions 20th century photographs of food were often vehicles for abstraction and experimentation with media compare Six Persimmons with Artichoke Hlved I 39 quot I 39 I ii u I quot 0 cit 39 t 39 l V F 3 I B Z 8 Six Persimmons re ects inner spiritual beauty whereas Artichoke Halved looks at inner physical beauty Art and the Act of Eating 0 we eat for nourishment but how we eat is full of meaning I ex da Vinci s Last Supper depicts a meal as a religious ceremony the potlatch was the formal mechanism for establishing social order among Native Americans of the Northwest Coast the Japanese tea ceremony a ritualized partaking of tea is in uenced by Zen Buddhism the same philosophy behind Six Persimmons o in Zen the path to enlightenment can include the most common activities some artwork references a ritual meal although no food is shown The Dinner Party is an imaginary meal to celebrate significant women in Western Culture o the design referenced Leonardo s Last Supper reinterpreted in feminist terms most meals are informal everyday events but even the most casual meals reveal social habits Janine Antoni transformed the act of eating into an artistic process with her three part installation Gnaw
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