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German Expressionism-Ready Made
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Art History
Undergraduate 3
10/18/2016

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Self Portrait on her 6th Wedding Anniversary
Definition
Paula Modersohn Becker, 1906
Solidarity to figures, yet primitivized (almost look like clay) (lacking technical aspects)
Oceanic feeling- not being separate from the "Other"
Empathic feeling puts her within Die Bruke
Term
Composition 5
Definition
Wassily Kandinsky, 1911 (Der Blaue Reiter)
Pictographic images develop iconography
Elements within fit into all sorts of other references
Symbols are digested into one modern work but a throwback to other time.
Term
Der Blaue Reiter
Definition
4 Horsemen of Apocalypse/St George + Dragon- Came to destroy old world
Position of modernity and its access to other periods of time
Artifacts from around the world/old ways of creating
Fetish objects considered art made spiritual by necessity
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Still Life with George
Definition
Gabrielle M√ľnter, 1911
Working with Kandinsky, imagining a community together.
Abstracted cultural artifacts vs depicted
Term
Demoiselles d'Avignon
Definition
Pablo Picasso, 1907 "Exorcism Picture"
Reaction to Joy of Life- confrontational. No space to go here- as modern art should be. Can't climb back in womb, but have to face mediation.
Ping-pong pic- (Dutch painting)
Figure established by hard line and contrast. Distortion obvious. Loses "window" effect
Gives us stylistic fragments
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Bottle, Glass, and Violin
Definition
Pablo Picasso, 1912
Furthers idea of connection of symbols. Curved "f" on violin- signify presence of something else. Newspaper as a mediated experience.
Conveys a 3D object without use of light and form.
Term
The Founding and Manifesto of Futurism
Definition
Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, 1909, published in La Figaro
Founded before work existed, awareness of Paris as City of Modern Art
Emrbacing technology + modernity
Term
The City Rises
Definition
Umberto Boccioni, 1910
Sense of wanting modernism faster and radically instead of letting it spawn organically
Pursues modernity vs escaping it
Heightened color + diagonal line associated w/ movement and breakdown of distinct forms. (Light and motion destroys bodily materiality)
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Swifts: Paths of Movement + Dynamic Sequences
Definition
Giacomo Balla, 1913
Iconography of modern tech (photography)
Movement study with glowsticks- repping motion w/o repping matter
Futurism focuses on less orthodox forms- movement and sound
Term
Intonorumori
Definition
Luigi Russolo, 1913
Human ears find nature noises "musical", can we adapt to industry noises too?
Art isnt an escape from modern art but a way to prepare us for it so we can live in harmony
Term
Tableau no. 2/ Composition no VII
Definition
Piet Mondrian, 1913 (dif approach to cubism)
Comporable to Cezanne w/ blurred edges but removes figure entirely
Perception w/o actual thing in it- dematerialization of object
Term
Red Square, Painterly Realism of Peasant Woman in 2 Dimensions
Definition
Kazimir Malevitch, 1915 W/ Sculpture you're forced to see stability of matter, and you can't help but to bind form.
Icon painting in corner. Now an object in itself.
Refusal of representation- parallels force us to think of literal materiality of an object
Term
Fountain
Definition
Marcel Duchamp, 1917- Ready Made
Not giving up figuration, but give up painting.
Assisted ready-made vs non assisted. Gets rejected to show.
Term
Saussure Reading
Definition
Nature of linguistic sign is arbitrary. Linguistic units are both psychological and connected by dual link. Words are signs but we connect word with what we know.
Signified and Signifier- cannot exist independently.
Term
Ma Jolie
Definition
Pablo Picasso, 1911-12
Canvas is a space to collect linguistic symbols
Representing form through a likeness instead of a copy
Term
The Blind Man, The Richard Mutt Case
Definition
Why refuse? Immoral, vulgar? Plagorism?
Rendered everyday article useless, reforming utilitarian art (useful significance disappears)
Art is only art if public says so.
Human labor has gone to machine, what is more disconcerting? Art can now be mass produced.
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Supremativism
Definition
Abstracted art based on art feeling rather than visual depiction
Steers away from visual depiction of object- non objectivity
It becomes something despite being painting on canvas
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